JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Congressional Budget Office

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Directors Office (1 position), Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division (1 position); Microeconomic Studies (2 positions)
Economist (Multiple Available)

JOE ID Number: 2020-01_111464813
Date Posted: 03/09/2020
Date Inactive: 04/01/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist (Multiple Available)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D0 -- General
I1 -- Health
G1 -- Asset Markets and Pricing
J4 -- Particular Labor Markets
L1 -- Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
Labor markets
Income security
Climate Change and the Environment
Industrial-organization economist
Auctions and market design
Health insurance markets and households’ acquirement of health insurance
Salary Range: $129,000 - $192,000 based on experience and position
Full Text of JOE Listing:

CBO, a nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with the objective, timely analyses needed for economic and budgetary decisions seeks economists who have a broad range of policy interests. Positions require excellent quantitative skills, strong writing ability, and an interest in working on issues of current legislative priorities to the Congress.

The Chief Economist provides managerial support to the leaders to support the objectivity, insightfulness, and overall quality of the agency’s analyses.

The Director of Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis provides intellectual and managerial leadership for about 30 analysts, with a primary focus on health care.

The Unit Chiefs will manage direct analyses of either labor markets, education, and income security programs or of climate change and the environment, energy, transportation, and other infrastructure.

The I/O Economist will analyze health care policies using expertise about auctions and market design—especially through contributions to CBO’s health insurance simulation model.

CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provide opportunities for research on 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.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2020
Reference Instructions:
No recommendation letters required.
Reference information for three contacts familiar with your work.
Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, salary history, a writing sample demonstrating expertise, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references online at

For best consideration apply by March 30, 2020.