JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This listing is inactive.
Research, Markets & Regulations
Office of Research

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465367
Date Posted: 09/30/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Federal Government
Consumer Protection
Consumer Decision-Making
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking to fill one or more positions for Economists in its Office of Research. The Office of Research is an interdisciplinary group of economists and other researchers who study a wide range of topics, including consumer decision making, household financial choices, and markets for consumer financial services. Economists conduct independent research and provide analytical support in the areas of policy development, regulations, consumer education and engagement, bank and non-bank supervision, fair lending, and enforcement, all in support of the Bureau's mission.

We are seeking motivated candidates who will thrive in a dynamic work environment. Candidates should possess a strong research focus as well as an interest in working with interdisciplinary teams of researchers, industry practitioners, and attorneys.

Individuals seeking virtual informational interviews at the AEA Annual Meeting in January 2021 should submit a cover letter, vita, a research paper, and three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the submission of materials should be sent to

Official posting announcements will be made on in mid November.

Submitted material must include affirmation of U.S. citizenship. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The CFPB is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Job Market Paper
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 11/16/2020
  • Application Deadline Has Passed