JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Policy Economist/Senior Policy Economist

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461588
Date Posted: 10/30/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Policy Economist/Senior Policy Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Finance; Financial Institutions; Insurance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has an opening for an entry-level or a senior-level policy economist. This position is with the Chicago Fed’s Insurance Initiative. The Insurance Initiative aims to better understand the role of the insurance industry and other non-bank intermediaries in the overall economy, with an emphasis on interactions with the financial sector.

The position requires an economist who is interested in applied, policy-oriented work and research. Primary responsibilities include analyzing policy issues related to the regulation of financial institutions and financial markets, with a focus on insurance and other non-bank intermediaries. The duties of this position allow time for self-directed, policy-relevant research, but applicants should be aware that policy analysis will have the highest priority.

All candidates should have a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or a related field and have strong quantitative skills, or equivalent skills and experience. Candidates should also have strong written and oral communication skills. Senior-level candidates should have a demonstrated empirical research track record in finance, econometrics, or a related field and/or a significant relevant experience. Knowledge of the insurance industry and other non-bank financial intermediaries is a plus. Salary and position will be commensurate with experience and level of achievement; in addition, the Chicago Fed offers competitive benefits.

More information on the Insurance Initiative and the Economic Research Department is available at:
Applicants should email a CV that includes a list of references to:

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. However, to ensure prompt consideration, please apply by January 31, 2019. This position requires access to confidential supervisory information, access to which is limited to “protected individuals” as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization and U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of becoming eligible to do so. The Chicago Fed is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2019
Reference Instructions:
Applicants should email a CV that includes a list of references to:
Application Instructions:
Application: CV, job market paper, letters of reference