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August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

US Copyright Office

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JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471379
Date Posted: 01/19/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
D0 -- General
Intellectual Property
Cultural economics
Creative economy
Knowledge economy
Salary Range: $112,015 - $145,617
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) is seeking an experienced economist in the areas of intellectual property, innovation, cultural economics, or closely related field). Solid empirical research achievements and potential are essential. Economists are expected to publish in academic journals and prepare insightful analysis for USCO senior management, Congress, industry stakeholders, and the public.
The role provides an excellent opportunity to work as part of a dedicated research team conducting impactful economic research on domestic and foreign policy around intellectual property and the creative industries.

Key Responsibilities:
• Conduct rigorous and innovative empirical research relating to copyright policy and the creative industries.
• Propose new research to be conducted by the Office.
• Present new and existing research findings to varied audiences.
• Collaborate with academic researchers as well as counterparts in other US and international agencies.
• Develop a deep understanding of how the US copyright system and creative industries (e.g., music, film, software, art, etc.) operate.

• PhD in economics is desirable
• Extensive experience with modern empirical methods.
• Demonstrated research track record
• The ability to convey complex and nuanced ideas to non-technical audiences.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Applicants are required to submit a formal application through USAjobs once that application becomes available. Applicants cannot be considered unless this requirement is met. The application will allow applicants to apply at the GS-13 level, GS-14 level, or both. Applicants can only be considered at the level(s) for which they select; applicants who meet the minimum requirements for both levels are highly encouraged to apply for consideration at both levels.

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