Industrial Organization Economist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2021
Closes
Nov 28, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

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.

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.

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