JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023

Congressional Budget Office

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Macroeconomic Analysis Division
Unit Chief for Fiscal Policy Studies

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471413
Date Posted: 02/01/2023
Date Inactive: 02/24/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Unit Chief for Fiscal Policy Studies
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
Macro Economics
Fiscal Policy analysis
Salary Range: 140,000-195,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

CBO’s Macroeconomic Analysis Division seeks a manager to lead its Fiscal Policy Studies Unit, which analyzes the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy and communicates estimates of those effects to the Congress.

The unit chief supervises a team of analysts—most with advanced degrees in economics—and contributes to the division’s management. Key responsibilities include identifying issues in fiscal policy requiring attention and research, providing leadership and direction in completing that research and publishing the results, overseeing the development of economic models, and responding to requests from the Congress for information on and analysis of specific topics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics and at least 5 years of experience (or a master’s degree with at least 10 years of experience) in analyzing the economic effects of fiscal and other policies. They must be familiar with state-of-the-art macroeconomic models used for policy analysis, such as dynamic general equilibrium and overlapping-generations models. The position requires outstanding leadership, research, and management skills and the ability to manage projects and to motivate and direct a strong professional staff. Solid communication skills are essential, especially the ability to communicate technical material in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2023
Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, a brief writing sample, and contact information for three references at To ensure consideration, apply by February 17, 2023.