JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Congressional Budget Office

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Health, Retirement, and Long Term Analysis Division
Health Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463528
Date Posted: 10/01/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
Y1 -- Data: Tables and Charts
H6 -- National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
Health Economist
Mircrosimulation modeling
Affordable Care Act
Salary Range: 80,000-158,000
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 Health Economists. Positions require excellent quantitative skills, strong writing ability, and an interest in working on issues of current legislative interest to the Congress.

Health Economists contribute to a variety of projects and analyses in the health area. Ongoing work includes further analyses related to the Affordable Care Act and studies on a broad range of topics, including drivers of private insurance premiums, factors affecting the supply and prices of medical care, prescription drugs, and the effects of policies on health care spending.

Analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency’s endeavors. They are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO’s broad mission and present this work at conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, or a master’s degree in economics or a related discipline along with at least three years of equivalent experience. In addition, applicants should have some experience in health policy analysis, either as a student or through employment. They should have strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and an interest in the development of microsimulation models. Applicants also should be able to initiate and complete research projects, both independently and with a team; be able to clearly present their work orally and in writing to nontechnical audiences; and want to work on issues of current or potential legislative interest to the Congress. People who are not citizens of the United States should review the agency’s citizenship requirements or contact for assistance in determining eligibility.


Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/22/2019
Reference Instructions:
Letters of recommendation sent to in place of the references.
Application Instructions:
Visit for more information and to submit an application. Apply by November 22, 2019 to ensure review and consideration for interviews at the ASSA Conference. Only complete applications will be considered.
CBO may consider U.S. permanent residents seeking citizenship.