JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Federal Trade Commission

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Bureau of Economics

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470358
Date Posted: 10/05/2022
Date Inactive: 12/18/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D -- Microeconomics
D1 -- Household Behavior and Family Economics
D8 -- Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
D9 -- Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
F -- International Economics
F1 -- Trade
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
L -- Industrial Organization
Applied Microeconomics
Industrial Organization (IO)
Health Economics
Behavioral Economics
Labor Economics
Law and Economics
Experimental Economics
Salary Range: $89,834 - $176,300 per year
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The FTC’s Bureau of Economics anticipates openings for junior and senior economists in 2023. Our staff of approximately 80 PhD economists analyze antitrust and/or consumer protection issues and make policy recommendations to the Commission. The Bureau of Economics plays an essential role in virtually all aspects of the FTC’s mission while striving to maintain a quality of economic analysis that rivals work done in major universities’ economics departments. Much of the casework done by the Bureau is economic analysis of issues related directly to law enforcement activities, such as case investigation or litigation support. The Bureau of Economics also maintains a working paper series, a brown bag series, a seminar series, and an annual microeconomics conference. The Bureau’s economists regularly present their independent research at seminars and conferences, and publish in top journals. Economists in all fields of applied microeconomics or econometrics who write and communicate effectively and have a strong comprehension of microeconomic analysis are encouraged to apply. For further information, visit

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/18/2022
Application Instructions:
Apply by submitting a resume (CV), writing sample (preferably sole-authored), and copy of your graduate transcript online at by searching for DH-11652759-22-BE. Separately, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to All candidates should apply to at least the GS-12 level; experienced candidates should apply to higher GS levels as well. You must submit your resume and transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. A writing sample (preferably sole-authored) and letters of recommendation are also required as part of the evaluation process. U.S. citizenship is required. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 10, 2022. For questions, contact Maria Villaflor at 202-758-7698 or The FTC is an equal opportunity employer.