JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Federal Housing Finance Agency

This listing is inactive.
Office of Risk Analysis and Research

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460960
Date Posted: 09/24/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
00 -- Default: Any Field
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
P -- Economic Systems
Risk analytics
Survey methods
Sampling methods
Housing finance
Federal Home Loan Banks
Credit risk
Policy analysis
Bank examination
Financial institutions
Salary Range: $94, 937-161, 392
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Regulation within Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has an opening for one or more Economists in 2019. Economists with interests in credit risk modeling, microeconomics, finance, capital markets, housing and mortgage markets, and survey design are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in economics or finance preferred. Effective candidates must exhibit sound empirical research skills and effective written and oral communication skills. Periodic travel within the U.S. may be required. Salary dependent on education and experience.

FHFA, an independent regulatory agency in the executive branch of the federal government, is the safety and soundness and mission regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Incumbents perform analyses of the programs, policies, and governance of the FHFA's regulated entities, along with developments affecting financial institutions and markets, secondary mortgage market operations, and other related topics to identify significant and emerging risks such as market, interest rate, operational, and credit risks facing the entities. Opportunities may involve any or a combination of research, policy, and examination work. FHFA employees enjoy all the standard federal benefits plus additional agency-specific benefits and competitive salaries not tied to the traditional Government's General Schedule pay system.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2019
Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should apply through:

The application process requires a resume/curriculum vitae, and a research paper along with the application.

Separately, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to, with the subject line: “Reference for [Applicant’s name”].

For more information about the FHFA or this position, please contact Pratima Subbarao at (202) 649-3303 or

US Citizenship is required.