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International Economist

CBO - Congressional Budget Office
Washington, DC - United States


The Macroeconomic Analysis Division is seeking a macroeconomist with a broad range of interests and particular expertise in international trade and international finance.

The Macroeconomic Analysis Division analyzes the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy, studies emerging developments in the economy, and prepares CBO's semi-annual economic forecast. In the past few years, the division has analyzed a wide range of issues, including policies to promote short-term and long-term economic growth, the effect of deficit reduction on the economy, the implications of changing demographics in the United States, and the macroeconomic effects of tax, Social Security, and Medicare reform.

The successful candidate for this position will contribute to CBO's economic forecast, will help to construct and improve models that underlie CBO's policy analyses, and will prepare longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and Congressional testimonies. Analysts are also encouraged to turn CBO projects and independent research into CBO working papers and outside publications.


Applicants should have strong quantitative skills, a desire to work as part of a team on current issues in public policy, and an ability to complete work in a timely manner. Applicants should also have an excellent ability to communicate technical material clearly, both orally and in writing. Applicants should have a PhD in economics or a related discipline or a graduate degree with significant related experience.

Economists who have a broad range of policy interests are encouraged to apply, but special consideration will be given to applicants with strong econometric skills, knowledge of international financial markets, and experience in analyzing movements in exchange rates, capital flows, and trade deficits. Both junior- and senior-level applicants will be considered.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and an appealing work environment.

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CBO - Congressional Budget Office


Washington, DC, United States




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23rd January 2013

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11th February 2013

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