JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

US Treasury

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Office of Tax Policy
Office of Tax Analysis
Financial Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463310
Date Posted: 09/19/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Financial Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Salary Range: $105,642 – $166,500
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) anticipates staff openings in 2020 for economists with a strong interest in conducting applied research, modeling and analysis to assess the effects of current and proposed Federal tax policies. OTA is responsible for official Administration estimates of all Federal receipts. OTA staff work with an experienced staff of tax attorneys to design legislative proposals, to implement current tax law, and to formulate and review tax regulations. OTA staff also engage in discussions with other agencies and participate in meetings of international organizations.

OTA economists play a key role in shaping Federal tax policy by assessing the economic and revenue effects of current and proposed Federal tax policies, which cover numerous domestic and international policy areas, including business formation, choice of business organizational form, tax accounting, savings and investment, pensions, Social Security, financial institutions and products, labor, health, housing, the environment, energy, and international trade and investment flows. Staff members are encouraged to publish and present their tax policy research findings in professional journals and in academic and professional settings.

For more information on the work done by the OTA staff, see

A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in economics, statistics finance, or related disciplines; strong research and communication skills; and U.S. citizenship are required. OTA will be interviewing at the 2020 ASSA Annual Meeting.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/22/2019
Application Instructions:
For consideration for an interview at the 2020 ASSA Annual Meeting submit cover letter, vita, research writing sample, and three letters of reference via email to by 11/22/2019. Treasury is an equal opportunity employer. For more information contact Dr. Janet McCubbin, Director, Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury, email: