JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Compensation Research and Program Development Group
Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468682
Date Posted: 12/23/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates an opening for a junior or senior Research Economist in the Compensation Research and Program Development Group. Duties are equally divided between (1) self-directed research, and (2) activities that enhance the quality and usefulness of BLS programs and data. Self-directed research activities include being active within the academic community by presenting at conferences, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and participating in internal seminars. BLS activities include research to strengthen and improve measurement concepts and techniques of BLS products in the areas of wages, benefits, occupational requirements, and working conditions.

While economists from a variety of backgrounds will be considered, applicants with research interests in applied microeconomics and, in particular, labor economics are especially encouraged to apply. An interest in measurement issues related to surveys and/or administrative data is a plus. Applicants should have a PhD or expect one by September 2022.

Please submit materials (CV, Job Market Paper, Cover Letter, 3 Reference Letters) through JOE. Review of materials will continue until position is filled. Candidates must be U.S. citizens at time of application. BLS is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Application Deadline Has Passed