Industrial Organization Economist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The economist will apply his or her knowledge of markets, mechanism design, and institutions to increase CBOs capacity to model various Congressional proposals (such as for a public option for nongroup health insurance), the impact of tax or reimbursement policies on pharmaceutical innovation, employers responses to changes in federal programs, and regulatory or price changes in the health care provider market.
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Responsibilities

The economist will conduct theoretical and empirical analyses of complex policy problems affecting the federal government, taking advantage of its unique access to data. CBO obtains administrative data from executive agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Commerce. For example, CBO has detailed information about the price of drugs and the demand for them in the Medicare Part D program information drawn from individual-level purchases for the millions of beneficiaries in the program and detailed information about hospital and physicians services for Medicare beneficiaries.
The economist will work closely with other CBO staff to prepare information, studies, and testimony for the Congress, and he or she will also interact with a large network of academic and industry specialists. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie CBOs studies and cost estimates for proposed legislation. CBOs economists are encouraged to present both the agency's projects and their own research in CBO working papers and submissions to academic journals. Topics of analyses will shift over time with regulatory changes and the policy agenda of the Congress, providing new opportunities to develop and contribute.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
0

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship or current permanent residents seeking citizenship


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tier One Background Investigation

Qualifications

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in economics or a related field. He or she is interested in public policy; experienced in applied industrial organization, market design, or a related field of economics; creative in applying and adapting insights from those fields to public policy applications; and able to explain complex concepts clearly and intuitively to a broad audience.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in economics or a related field. He or she is interested in public policy; experienced in applied industrial organization, market design, or a related field of economics; creative in applying and adapting insights from those fields to public policy applications; and able to explain complex concepts clearly and intuitively to a broad audience.

Education

EDUCATION:

Specialized Education
The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in economics or a related field. He or she is interested in public policy; experienced in applied industrial organization, market design, or a related field of economics; creative in applying and adapting insights from those fields to public policy applications; and able to explain complex concepts clearly and intuitively to a broad audience.

Additional information

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

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Submit a cover letter, a résumé, a brief writing sample, and contact information for three references at www.cbo.gov/careers. Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates must submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to careers@cbo.gov in place of references. Only complete applications will be considered. To ensure consideration, apply by November 28, 2021.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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