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Guiding the Nation's Economy

How to Apply for an Economist Position


The diverse responsibilities of the divisions require people with varied skills and interests.  At the entry level, new Ph.D.s should have a strong grounding in economic theory and quantitative methods; specialized course work or research in an area closely related to the divisions’ areas of activity is desirable.  Enthusiasm about applying one’s knowledge to real-world issues and an ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing are important, as are personal energy, initiative, and collegiality.

To apply

All positions are located in Washington, D.C. To apply, candidates must e-mail a curriculum vita and one recent research paper, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to

Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without restriction.