JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Federal Trade Commission

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Bureau of Economics - BE (Various Divisions)

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468324
Date Posted: 11/05/2021
Date Inactive: 12/19/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington , District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
F -- International Economics
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
F1 -- Trade
I1 -- Health
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
Applied Microeconomics
Industrial Organization (IO)
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Labor Economics
Law and Economics
Experimental Economics
Salary Range: $87,198.00 to $172,500.00 / Per Year
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The FTC’s Bureau of Economics anticipates openings for junior and senior economists in 2022. Our staff of approximately 80 PhD economists analyze antitrust and/or consumer protection issues and make policy recommendations to the Commission. The Bureau of Economics plays an essential role in virtually all aspects of the FTC’s mission while striving to maintain a quality of economic analysis that rivals work done in major universities’ economics departments. Much of the casework done by the Bureau is economic analysis of issues related directly to law enforcement activities, such as case investigation or litigation support. The Bureau of Economics also maintains a seminar series and an annual microeconomics conference. The Bureau’s economists regularly present their independent research at seminars and conferences, and publish in top journals. Economists in all fields of applied microeconomics or econometrics who write and communicate effectively and have a strong comprehension of microeconomic analysis are encouraged to apply. For further information, visit

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/10/2021
Reference Instructions:
Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to
Application Instructions:
Apply by submitting a resume, writing sample (preferably sole-authored), and copy of your graduate transcript online at by searching for DH-11285343-22-BE. Separately, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to All candidates should apply to at least the GS-12 level; experienced candidates should apply to higher GS levels as well. You must submit your resume and transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants will also be required to provide a writing sample (preferably sole-authored) and letters of recommendation as part of the evaluation process. U.S. citizenship is required. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 10, 2021. For questions, contact Maria Villaflor at 202-758-7698 or The FTC is an equal opportunity employer.