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Economist - Office of the Chief Economist

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Washington, DC - United States
S: Competitive

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Economist opening in Washington, DC. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at – no phone calls, please.

Job Summary:

The primary duties of this position are to engage in statistical, econometric and financial analysis projects to evaluate the risks, costs and impacts of market practice and regulatory alternatives in support a variety of departments across FINRA.

Essential Job Functions:

The Economist in this position will work closely with various offices across FINRA that have statistical and economic needs. The Economist will be responsible for working on a variety of projects.
Work closely with subject matter experts, analyze and evaluate (on a quantitative and qualitative basis) the effectiveness of market and regulatory programs and operations;
Gather, develop and synthesize data about securities markets and market participants to determine the efficacy and efficiency of current or projected projects and programs;
In consultation with senior economists, will develop methodologies to provide calculations and analysis of relevant statistics for economic impact assessment;
Prepare analyses, charts, graphs, reports and briefing materials and present findings to senior leaders across FINRA;
Manage and maintain the book of work for regulatory activities under development across FINRA;
Model and analyze data to provide solutions and answers in a variety of engagements;
Work with middle and senior managers across the organization to assess their needs for economic analysis and design programs to meet them;
Conduct research in support of FINRA's mission;
Exercise independent judgment in developing models to determine and track member firm and market behavior;
Write and publish reports on various economic and financial topics;
Represent the Office of the Chief Economist in internal and industry-wide conferences, seminars, presentations;
Publish research results for industry and public review;
Other projects as needed.


Education/Experience Requirements:
Master's degree in economics, finance, statistics or a similar degree; PhD preferred.
Able to demonstrate experience in econometric modeling, statistical analysis, data collection and manipulation, programming and writing reports.
Minimum of 3 – 4 years of direct experience is required.
Comfortable working with a variety of people with varying skill and knowledge levels.
Communicates well, both orally and in writing.
Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Self-starter who is comfortable working independently.

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)


Washington, DC, United States


Master's Degree





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12th July 2017

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12th August 2017

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