Washington, D.C
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Full Time

CBO's Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist to join its fiscal policy studies unit. The unit uses a suite of economic models to assess the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy and analyze emerging developments in the economy. The fiscal policy studies unit also works closely with the divisions projections unit, which produces the agencys semiannual economic forecasts. Over the past several years, the fiscal policy studies unit has analyzed the economic effects of many factors, including federal deficits and debt, pandemic-related legislation, immigration reform, and health care reform. The unit has also produced other analyses, such as an assessment of the effects of federal investment on private-sector productivity.
The macroeconomist position involves analyzing a range of issues, writing reports describing those analyses, and conducting original economic research. In carrying out those responsibilities, the macroeconomist will contribute to the full range of the Macroeconomic Analysis Division's work. Specifically, the division tasks supported by the macroeconomist include constructing and improving economic models that underlie CBOs policy analyses, supporting the forecasting process, contributing to longer-term studies, and assessing the dynamic effects of specific pieces of legislation (sometimes called dynamic scoring). The macroeconomist will be encouraged to develop work completed for the unit into CBO working papers and articles for external publications.


Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


Tier One Background Investigation


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics (or a related discipline) or have a masters degree and at least 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 analysis of fiscal policy. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to communicate technical material clearly to a variety of audiences. Successful candidates will also demonstrate the ability to work independently and to complete projects under tight deadlines. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered. Noncitizens should review the agencys citizenship requirements or contact for help in determining eligibility.


See Qualifications above



Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics (or a related discipline) or have a masters degree and at least five years of relevant experience.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.