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Applied Microeconomist/Modeler - Long-Term Analysis

Congressional Budget Office - CBO
Washington DC - United States
S: Competitive

CBO's Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division is seeking an economist or modeler for its Long-Term Analysis Unit (LTAU) to conduct analyses of long-term budgetary issues and to assist in the development and use of CBO's long-term microsimulation model. The unit carries out CBO's long-term modeling initiatives, providing the Congress with long-term projections of the federal budget under current law, as well as analyses of long-term trends and policy options in the areas of retirement, disability, and health care. Analysts in LTAU work closely with analysts in CBO's other divisions, including the Macroeconomic Analysis, Tax Analysis, and Budget Analysis Divisions. Members of the unit make important contributions to CBO's work, including its Long-Term Budget Outlook.

The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities. Those responsibilities include developing and maintaining CBO's long-term microsimulation model, constructing and improving models that underlie CBO's policy analyses, performing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and preparing longer-term CBO studies and shorter-term memoranda and testimonies.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline or a master's degree in one of those fields plus three years of equivalent experience. They should have strong quantitative skills, experience using large data files, an in-depth knowledge of at least one programming language, and strong interest in the development of microsimulation models and in fiscal policy. Applicants also should be able to initiate and complete research projects both independently and with a team, be able to clearly present their work orally and in writing to nontechnical audiences, and want to work on issues of current or potential legislative interest to the Congress. Noncitizens of the United States should review the agency's Citizenship Requirements or contact for assistance in determining eligibility.

Candidates must have passed or be able to pass a Tier 2 (Public Trust) investigation, which includes a credit check. A higher security clearance may be accepted instead.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.

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Congressional Budget Office - CBO


Washington DC, United States







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4th October 2017

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29th November 2017

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