JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Louisiana Legislature

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Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office
Health and Social Services Section
Health Economist

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111469406
Date Posted: 06/14/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
Health Economics
Health expenditure forecasting
Medicaid forecasting
Health utilization and enrollment modeling
Salary Range: Starting at $120,000 and up
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO) is seeking applicants for a health economist specializing in expenditure forecasting. The LFO is an independent agency created by statute to provide factual and unbiased information to the legislature. This position develops, presents and updates an economic model to accurately forecast Medicaid enrollment, utilization of services, and total expenditures over a timeline of five fiscal years.

Job Description:
Incorporate available data into a robust and accurate econometric model projecting state government Medicaid expenditures. The model’s output is presented to the Medicaid Estimating Conference several times annually for the purpose of developing the consensus official forecast of the state’s Medicaid program for use in budget development, forecasting demand and establishing appropriation levels. The first model iteration will be created, developed and communicated within a relatively short time-frame and refined more fully over time.

•Minimum master’s degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, actuarial science or similar, with focus in healthcare utilization and expenditures.
•Preferred Ph.D. in economics, health economics, or a related discipline with experience in forecasting and analysis.
•Several years’ experience in hands-on specification and estimation of economic expenditure forecasting models.
•Knowledge of financial, statistical and data science concepts.
•Experience analyzing enrollment and claims data.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2022
Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and completed employment application including salary requirement to the Fiscal Officer, Alan Boxberger, at Questions may be directed to Alan by phone at 225-342-7233 or by e-mail. Links to additional documents or videos may be provided at the candidate’s discretion, including but not limited to presentations or publications related to health economic or expenditure forecasts. Failure to provide sufficient evidence of qualifications in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.

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