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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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Compliance Risk Analysis Division
Financial Economist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467855
Date Posted: 10/15/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Financial Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
H -- Public Economics
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
J7 -- Labor Discrimination
K -- Law and Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
R2 -- Household Analysis
R3 -- Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Compliance Risk Analysis Division (CRAD), part of the OCC Economics Department, located in Washington D.C., has openings for financial economists. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks, federal branches, and agencies of foreign banks and federal savings associations. Financial Economists in CRAD conduct quantitative analysis and research to provide supervision support and to advise the OCC senior management on policy and regulation in compliance risk, including areas such as consumer protection, credit access, fair lending, fintech and financial inclusion, community reinvestment under the Community Reinvestment Act, and bank secrecy/anti-money laundering. Financial Economists in CRAD also conduct research and analysis on the topics of banking, financial/consumer markets and general applied micro-economics.

Salary and Benefits: The OCC is among the top places to work in the federal government. OCC employees enjoy all the standard federal benefits plus additional agency-specific benefits and competitive salaries not tied to the traditional government’s General Schedule pay system. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits package including a wide choice of subsidized health insurance plans, free OCC dental and vision insurance, and a pension plan. To learn more about OCC-specific benefits, click here and about Federal benefits programs, click here.

Candidates will have a demonstrated interest and capability in understanding compliance risk analysis and research, as evidenced by completed scholarly research work in related areas or defending their research dissertation in Economics, Finance, Statistics, or related field in a timely manner, or an equivalent combination of education and industry experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate on bank exams developing econometric models that detect violations of consumer laws and reviewing banks’ quantitative models used in compliance risk management.

Areas/Skills of Interest: Micro-Econometrics, Data Science, Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, Public Finance, Housing Finance, Discrimination, Compliance Risk, Risk Management, Financial/Consumer Markets, Financial Institutions and Services

Position Requirement: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/06/2021
Application Instructions:
Express interest or for more information: email to with email subject line “2022 AEA Your Last Name”. Please include cover letter, CV, job market paper and 3 letters of reference. Please indicate clearly in your email whether you are currently a U.S. citizen or U.S. national (if your email does not include this information, it will be assumed that you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. national, hence not eligible for this position).