JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Congressional Budget Office

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Microeconomic and Health Policy Divisions
Heath Policy, Climate and Energy, and Industrial Organization Experts

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467570
Date Posted: 09/27/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Heath Policy, Climate and Energy, and Industrial Organization Experts
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
L -- Industrial Organization
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q4 -- Energy
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
I1 -- Health
Health Economics
Industrial Organization
Federal Budget
Public Policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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

All of these economists will construct and improve cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses, leverage CBO’s unique access to data, interact with a large network of academic and industry specialists, collaborate with other analysts at CBO to develop estimates of the cost of government programs, and contribute to reports and testimonies.

Climate and Energy Economists will conduct research on climate change, energy, and related environmental issues—with emphasis on developing quantitative models to analyze legislation affecting energy markets and carbon emissions.

Health Economists will conduct research on ways the federal government affects health and health care, such as examining factors affecting the supply of, demand for, and prices of medical services.

Industrial Organization Economists will contribute to our understanding of how firms will react to changes in regulation or legislation, particularly those that will or aim to affect competition, prices, profits, and innovation.

CBO’s analysts work in a collegial environment in which they are encouraged to pursue 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: 01/31/2022
Reference Instructions:
Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates must submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to in place of references.
Application Instructions:
Visit for more information and to submit an application. Apply by 11/28/21 to ensure review and consideration for virtual interviews at the ASSA Conference. CBO may consider U.S. permanent residents seeking citizenship.

These positions will offer the ability to work remotely and on site as needed during the week. Employees can expect to be in the office weekly for meetings and team collaboration and should live within a commutable distance.