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Macroeconomist

Company: International Executive Service Corps
Location: Washington
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO's - Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist to join its fiscal policy studies unit. The unit's analysts use a suite of economic models to assess the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy and analyze emerging developments in the economy. Over the past several years, the unit has analyzed the economic effects of a wide range of issues, including immigration, federal deficits and debt, pandemic-related legislation, federal investment, and health care reform. The Fiscal Studies Unit also works closely with the division's Projections Unit, which produces the agency's semiannual economic forecasts. The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities, including the following:

  • Assessing the macroeconomic effects of specific pieces of legislation through dynamic analysis (sometimes called dynamic scoring);
  • Analyzing economic developments, writing reports describing the analyses, and carrying out original economic research;
  • Constructing and improving the economic models that underlie CBO's policy analyses;
  • Supporting the production of the division's semiannual economic forecasts;
  • Contributing to longer-term studies in collaboration with analysts from other divisions at CBO; and
  • Developing work completed for the unit into working papers for CBO and articles for external publications. Qualifications Applicants must have either a Ph.D. in economics (or a related discipline) or a master's degree and five years of relevant experience. They should have strong quantitative and modeling skills. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in macroeconomic modeling, forecasting, or consulting, especially with quantitative fiscal-policy analysis. Excellent communication skills-including the ability to communicate technical material clearly to a variety of audiences-are essential, as is the ability to work independently and complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered. Noncitizens should review the agency's citizenship requirements or contact careers@cbo.gov for help in determining eligibility. Salary and Benefits The salary is competitive 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, r--sum--, brief writing sample, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers . Instead of references, r ecent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and letters of recommendation at careers@cbo.gov . To ensure consideration, apply by - July 31, 2024 ; incomplete applications will not be considered. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. - CBO is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D RETURNING APPLICANTS If you have previously applied to CBO, you are a returning applicant and should log back in with your email address and password to access your application materials. We encourage you to review and update them prior to submitting your new application. If you are eligible for veterans' preference and have previously applied to positions that were not covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and are now applying for a position that is covered by VEOA, please be sure to update your application to indicate your eligibility.
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Keywords: International Executive Service Corps, Washington DC , Macroeconomist, Other , Washington, DC

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