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Applied Microeconomist

Job Code:
USA – Washington, DC
Job Category: Economics
Division Name: Microeconomic Studies

Description –

The Microeconomic Studies Division is seeking an economist with training or experience in applied industrial organization, public finance, auctions and market design, or a related field of microeconomics to assess the effect of various forms of federal involvement in markets for goods and services. Examples of such involvement include auctions for rights to use portions of the electromagnetic spectrum or to drill for oil and gas, tradable permit systems for pollution abatement, and systems of bidding by health insurance plans that determine government subsidies.

The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of CBO’s responsibilities for analyzing policy issues related to energy and the environment, transportation and infrastructure, market structure and competition in regulated industries, and international trade. Those responsibilities include identifying data sources and developing models to conduct economic analyses, staying abreast of the emerging literature (including theoretical, empirical, and experimental results with practical consequences for policy analysis), and writing CBO reports and testimonies. Topics of analyses will shift over time, regularly providing new opportunities to contribute. Staff members are encouraged to actively participate in the policy research community by presenting papers at conferences, publishing articles in professional journals, and circulating preliminary research through CBO’s working paper series.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline or must have a master’s degree in those fields and at least seven years of related experience. They should also have strong quantitative skills and the ability to initiate and complete research projects independently and as part of a team. Finally, they should possess a desire to work on issues of current and potential interest to the Congress and an ability to effectively communicate their work to nontechnical audiences orally and in writing. Noncitizens should review the agency’s citizenship requirements or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for assistance in determining eligibility.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive with comparable positions in the executive branch and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, a brief writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in place of the references. To ensure consideration, apply by November 22, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered.

This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.

To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (or by fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nancy Fahey or Angela Smart, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


To Apply

Apply online
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Posted on 01 March 2017
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