JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

US Patent and Trademark Office

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Office of Policy and International Affairs
Office of the Chief Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464274
Date Posted: 11/25/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
L1 -- Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
K -- Law and Economics
Applied Microeconomics
Law and Economics
Industrial Organization
Salary Range: 117,191 - 165,417
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) anticipates job openings for economists at all levels of seniority. OCE offers an excellent environment for empirically-oriented economists who are interested in both research and policy related to intellectual property. Our economists provide guidance on USPTO initiatives, policy analysis, and original research on the impacts of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets in both the domestic and international environments.

OCE maintains a working paper series, a seminar series, and cohosts an annual innovation conference. USPTO’s economists regularly present their work at conferences, and publish in leading journals. Economists with data and analytical experience related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets who write and communicate effectively and have a strong comprehension of microeconomic analysis are encouraged to apply.

Interested economists may discuss these opportunities at the AEA meetings in San Diego or at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA. USPTO representatives will be attending the AEA meetings and are available for a limited number of informational meetings with prospective candidates. To express interest or set up an informational meeting in San Diego, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2020
Application Instructions:
To express interest or set up an informational meeting in San Diego, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to