JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Research Department
Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460392
Date Posted: 11/16/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
firm dynamics
firm productivity
business organization

C81 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data • Data Access
C82 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data • Data Access
D14 - Household Saving • Personal Finance
D81 - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
D83 - Search • Learning • Information and Knowledge • Communication • Belief • Unawareness
D84 - Expectations • Speculations
G32 - Financing Policy • Financial Risk and Risk Management • Capital and Ownership Structure • Value of Firms • Goodwill
J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
J24 - Human Capital • Skills • Occupational Choice • Labor Productivity
L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure • Size Distribution of Firms
L14 - Transactional Relationships • Contracts and Reputation • Networks
L22 - Firm Organization and Market Structure
O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences • Diffusion Processes
O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth • Aggregate Productivity • Cross-Country Output Convergence
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is seeking to hire a PhD economist at the assistant or associate level. The department will consider candidates doing applied research with a focus in firm-level dynamics, business organization, innovation and growth, firm expectations and uncertainty, and labor market and human capital dynamics. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are working with or have experience constructing large data sets from micro-level administrative or survey-related data. Economists with at least three years of experience with an established publication record, and a promising research trajectory will be considered.

The position’s primary responsibilities are to conduct high-quality research for publication in leading academic journals and contribute to the department’s research and policy missions.

The Department maintains an excellent research environment, provides substantial research support, and houses several research centers including the Center for Quantitative Economic Research, the Center for Financial Innovation and Stability, and the Center for Human Capital Studies. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is also the site of the Atlanta Research Data Center which provides restricted access to non-publicly available Census data. The department also produces a monthly Survey of Business Expectations and monthly Business Inflation Expectations Survey, providing panel time series on firms’ subjective beliefs over their own economic outcomes.

For additional information about the research environment, please visit: The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive.

All candidates should apply online at: Completed applications include a cover letter, current CV, research papers, and three reference letters. The Department plans to interview candidates at the ASSA Meetings in Atlanta in January.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link