JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Department of Defense

This listing is inactive.
Office of the Secretary of Defense
CAPE (Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation)

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467403
Date Posted: 09/16/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
H -- Public Economics
H5 -- National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Defense Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Public Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, conducts analyses for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on resource and economic issues affecting defense programs, plans, and budgets. This office seeks Candidates who have completed or nearing completion of a Ph.D. in Economics for analyst positions. Duties include data and policy analysis with applications to health, labor, resource and fiscal economics to advise senior decision makers within the United States Department of Defense.

Our analysts enjoy: challenging work with the opportunity to inform policy and resource; 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. CAPE is an equal opportunity employer. Across the entirety of the Department of Defense (DOD), there are basic principles that have remained consistent – employee engagement, results-driven, honor, duty and integrity, teamwork, family-oriented, and diversity and inclusion. These principles foster a supportive and productive culture and environment for DOD employees and leadership to work toward accomplishing the mission of the Department.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 11/15/2021
Reference Instructions:
Letters of recommendation coming directly from your advisor, may be submitted via email to with “Economist Application – Applicant Name” in the subject line.
Application Instructions:
• Open period: October 15, 2021 to November 15, 2021

We will conduct informational interviews during the January AEA meetings. To apply, you will need to submit your CV, job market paper, three letters of recommendations and transcripts to CAPE’s application portal starting October 15, 2021. After October 15th and before November 15th, please visit and click on the “Employment” tab to begin application process. The CAPE website will take you to our third party job platform to execute the application process.

Letters of recommendation coming directly from your advisor, may be submit via email to with “Economist Application – Applicant Name” in the subject line.

Point of Contact for this JOE is Dr. Garrett Summers at (703) 614-3840.