JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

U.S. Census Bureau

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Post-Doctoral Economist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468555
Date Posted: 12/07/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Economist
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Suitland, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
E2 -- Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy
E3 -- Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
N -- Economic History
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Industrial Organization
Labor Economics
International Trade
Environmental Economics
Regional and Urban Economics
Health Economics
Economics of Household, Education, and Migration
Big Data
Economic Measurement
Salary Range: $87,198 - $113,362
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The U.S. Census Bureau anticipates multiple job openings for full-time post-doctoral economists on term appointments, not to exceed two years. The Census Bureau provides an excellent environment for empirically-oriented economists to use confidential microdata on businesses/households, linked employer-employee data, and administrative records from federal/state agencies to conduct research on a wide range of topics. These topics include business dynamics (industrial organization, productivity, trade, entrepreneurship, innovation); labor dynamics (employment, earnings, education, worker flows); income measurement (inequality, mobility, taxation, assets, poverty, program participation); health (disability, health status, insurance markets, environmental health, mortality); household dynamics (family structure, migration, fertility); and disclosure/formal privacy.

Economists' activities include presenting analytical and methodological research at professional conferences; publishing in scholarly journals; writing descriptive reports for the public; conducting analyses to understand/ensure data quality; maintaining and improving data collection; developing data infrastructure; and responding to inquiries from Congress, the press, and the public. Experience with firm-, household-, and/or industry-level data, including from surveys and/or administrative records, is especially valued, as are skills in data manipulation, analysis, and big data techniques. U.S. citizenship required. Positions subject to budgetary approval. The Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/17/2021
Reference Instructions:
Applicants will need to submit references through the USAJOBS posting.
Application Instructions:
Typical academic CVs are generally insufficient to demonstrate the required specialized experience for the position.