JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Division of Price and Index Number Research
U.S. Department of Labor
Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2020-01_111464732
Date Posted: 02/12/2020
Date Inactive: 07/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Salary Range: $86,335-$157,705
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Division of Price and Index Number Research (DPINR) is a research department, consisting of 9 PhD economists with expertise across a range of different fields. DPINR Economists split their time between (1) engaging in self-directed academic research, and (2) consulting on issues related to Consumer/Import-Export/Producer Price Indexes and the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE). More information about the division is available at

Economists in All Fields and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. No prior experience with price indexes or research pertaining to consumer behavior is necessary. The applicant's field of concentration is less important than the desire and ability to execute frontier research and help BLS improve its published price index and consumer expenditure (CE) statistics. However, prior experience and/or research interests related to consumer welfare, measurement of economic well-being, demand estimation, and data science (including working with Big Data and/or administrative data) are a plus. Research economists are expected to be active within the academic community by presenting their research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Consulting duties include collaboration with price index and CE program staff to improve official measurement and aggregation methodologies by incorporate cutting-edge economic tools and research.

U.S. citizenship required.

Application Requirements:
  • Research Papers
  • Transcripts
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 07/31/2020
Application Instructions:
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Application Materials:
• Cover Letter
• CV
• Job Market Paper
• Transcripts
• Research Papers
• Letters of Reference

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