JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Division of Insurance and Research
Financial Economist

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465337
Date Posted: 09/18/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Financial Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
H -- Public Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M2 -- Business Economics
N -- Economic History
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Financial Economists
Risk Analysis
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has multiple Financial Economist positions available in the Center for Financial Research. We seek candidates at all experience levels. Entry level economists do not require a background in banking research or experience in the banking industry. Mid-career and senior economists are expected to have experience in economics, banking, or finance.

Financial Economists in the Center for Financial Research conduct independently generated scholarly research and policy work. Research generally focuses on banking, finance, risk measurement, deposit insurance, and systemic risk, among other topics. Financial Economists are expected to publish in peer-reviewed academic, industry, professional, and FDIC journals, and to present at conferences. The FDIC has an active seminar series and economists have access to a wide range of proprietary data. The Center for Financial Research organizes conferences, sponsors visiting scholars, and undertakes other activities that support the agency’s research mission (visit for more information). In addition, Financial Economists support agency functions in several ways: they review quantitative models used by banks for measuring financial risks such as credit, interest rate, and operational risk; they develop and maintain quantitative models to support FDIC functions, including deposit insurance pricing, deposit insurance fund management, stress testing, and the resolution of banks in the least costly manner; and they also perform policy-focused research on current topics such as the effects of post-crisis banking reforms on bank behavior and systemic risk, the costs and benefits of differing approaches to resolving a failed bank, and small business lending.

The FDIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. US citizenship is required for this position.

If your education was completed in a foreign college or university, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program by December 2, 2020. Note that this process can take several weeks to complete.

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Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
  • Question and Answer
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
Application deadline: 12/02/2020