JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Congressional Budget Office

Health, Retirement, and Long Term Analysis Division
Experienced Health Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462985
Date Posted: 08/22/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Experienced Health Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economist
Prescription Drugs
Health Care System
Salary Range: Based on qualifications
Full Text of JOE Listing:

CBO, a nonpartisan agency that provides the Congress with objective, timely analyses of the federal budget and the economy, seeks an experienced Ph.D. economist with expertise in prescription drug markets to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling.

The Health Economist will study how changes to the Affordable Care Act would affect insurance coverage and federal health care spending. He or she will analyze the prices of specialty drugs, considerations for establishing a single-payer health care system, and long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs. The economist will also help design and improve the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie the studies.
Analysts at CBO are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO’s mission, to present those projects at conferences, and to publish them in peer-reviewed journals.

Visit for more information and to submit an application. A complete application includes a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Although there is no deadline, this position may be closed when CBO has received a sufficient number of applications from qualified candidates. CBO may consider U.S. permanent residents seeking citizenship.


Application Requirements:
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Reference Instructions:
Please include the contact information for three (3) references online with your application.
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