JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Office of the Chief Economist
Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462944
Date Posted: 08/28/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
JEL Classification: G -- Financial Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking to hire Research Economists for its Washington, D.C., and New York City offices.

The CFTC is responsible for regulating the vast majority of derivatives activity in the United States. The mission of OCE is to conduct rigorous economic and econometric analysis of derivatives markets; to foster market transparency by disseminating its research to market participants and the general public; and to partner with other CFTC divisions and offices to integrate economic reasoning and data analysis into Commission policy and cost-benefit considerations. Visit us at

Only U.S. Citizens are eligible. Applicants who have applied using USAJOBS.GOV and are determined “Best Qualified” may be referred for an interview at the 2019 FMA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the 2020 ASSA Meetings in San Diego, and CFTC offices in NYC and Washington, D.C.

To be eligible for interviews at the FMA meetings, applicants must apply using USAJOBS.GOV by September 17, 2019, and be determined “Best Qualified”. Applications submitted after the September 17, 2019 cut-off date must be received by the announcement closing date of November 14, 2019.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 11/14/2019