JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Department of Defense

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Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE)

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465161
Date Posted: 08/27/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
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
H -- Public Economics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Defense Economics
Public Economics
Health Economics
Cost Analysis
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Directorate, within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, conducts analyses for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on resource and economic issues affecting U.S. defense programs, plans, and budgets. We seek candidates who have completed or are nearing completion of a Ph.D. in economics for analyst positions. CAPE analysts serve as independent and objective advisors to senior defense leaders on a wide portfolio of issues. Duties include data, cost, and policy analysis with applications to health, labor, resource, and fiscal economics within the U.S. Department of Defense.

Our analysts enjoy: challenging work; superior total compensation packages; an exceptional work environment; travel, training, and development opportunities; a multitude of on-site amenities; and opportunities to present at academic conferences.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. An equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2021
Reference Instructions:
Please send up to three letters of reference via email to:

Include "Economist Application" in the subject line.
Application Instructions:
To apply, visit and click on the “Employment” link in the top right.
Select either Operations Research Analyst position and follow application and submission instructions in the "How to Apply" section.

Please include resume, writing sample, and letters of reference for your initial application.
You may submit your job market paper for the writing sample.

Please send any application questions to via email to

We will interview candidates as applications arrive from September 2020 to January 2021.