JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress

Quantitative Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462787
Date Posted: 08/01/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Quantitative Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
H2 -- Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
Public Economics
Federal Taxation
Salary Range: Competitive
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Joint Committee on Taxation (the “JCT”) has openings for staff economists. Economists at the Joint Committee serve in quantitative and policy analyst roles, both of which provide the opportunity to work with an experienced inter-disciplinary staff of tax attorneys and tax accountants to participate in the tax legislative process and influence the nation’s tax laws. These economists apply their academic training and skills to tax policy in a nonpartisan role, assisting both majority and minority parties in the House and Senate with legislative proposals. For more information on the work of the JCT, see

Quantitative economists at the Joint Committee analyze both large and small data sets to formulate estimates of the Federal budget impact of proposed Federal tax legislation and to analyze the possible economic and administrative implications of proposed changes in Federal tax laws. Strong technical and analytical skills are valuable. The position is ideal for those with an interest in public policy, tax, and collaborative work. You will work in an informal team environment with other economists, lawyers, and accountants to analyze tax legislation. You will also keep up-to-date with the economics literature, and have the opportunity to write research papers.

This listing is for the position of quantitative economist. The Joint Committee on taxation is also hiring policy analyst economists; please see the separate listing for more information. Qualified and interested candidates should feel free to provide a separate application for each position.

These are exciting and challenging positions for economists who have an interest in tax policy. Your work will be reflected immediately in tax legislation considered by the Congress. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen and have a Ph.D. or equivalent, with training in public finance and taxation preferred. Our economists start at the Joint Committee with a variety of experience; some come straight from graduate programs while others come with experience in government, industry, and academia. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/13/2019
Application Instructions:
Email a cover letter, vita, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work to

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For more information, phone: 202-225-3621