JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470430
Date Posted: 10/13/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
D -- Microeconomics
G -- Financial Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
M -- Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
R -- Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
Federal Government
Consumer Protection
Consumer Decision-Making
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is seeking to fill one or more positions for Economists in its Office of Research. The Office of Research is an interdisciplinary research group that studies a range of topics including consumer decision making, household financial choices, and markets for consumer financial services. Economists conduct independent research and provide analytical support in the areas of policy development, regulations, consumer education and engagement, bank and non-bank supervision, fair lending, and enforcement. Our work is tightly aligned with the Bureau's mission of improving consumers’ financial well-being, supporting well-functioning financial markets, and combatting discrimination.

Candidates should possess strong research skills as well as an interest in working with interdisciplinary teams of researchers, industry practitioners, and attorneys.

Individuals seeking virtual informational interviews around the time of the AEA Annual Meeting in January 2023 should submit a cover letter, vita, research paper, and three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the submission of materials should be sent to

Official posting announcements will be made on in November.

U.S. citizenship required. Submitted material must include affirmation of U.S. citizenship.

Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. The CFPB is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 11/16/2022
  • Application Deadline Has Passed