JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This listing is inactive.
Research, Markets & Regulations
Office of Research

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463313
Date Posted: 09/19/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Federal Government
Consumer Protection
Consumer Decision-Making
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking to fill one or more positions for Economists and/or Senior Economists in its Office of Research. The Office of Research is an interdisciplinary group of economists and other researchers who study a wide range of topics, including consumer decision making, household financial choices, and markets for consumer financial services. Economists conduct independent research and provide analytic support in the areas of policy development, regulations, consumer education and engagement, bank and non-bank supervision, fair lending, and enforcement, all in support of the Bureau's mission.

We are seeking motivated candidates who will thrive in a dynamic work environment. Candidates should possess a strong research focus as well as an interest in working with interdisciplinary teams of researchers, industry practitioners, and attorneys.

Individuals seeking informational interviews at the AEA Annual Meeting in January 2020 should submit a cover letter, vita, a research paper, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the submission of materials can also be sent to

Official posting announcements will be made on at the end of November.

Submitted material must include affirmation of U.S. citizenship. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The CFPB is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 11/18/2019
Application Instructions:
Official posting announcements will be made on at the end of November.
  • Application Deadline Has Passed