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Economist – Joint Economic Committee (JEC) (minority)

The Democratic staff of the U.S Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is seeking a Ph.D. economist with substantive experience in applied macroeconomics and public policy research. Duties will include: working collaboratively with JEC staff on a wide variety of U.S. economic policy issues; advising the Ranking Member and the Staff Director on all issues that come before the Committee; preparing briefing documents for Congressional hearings and other events; writing or editing reports on a variety of topics; monitoring and interpreting key economic indicators; analyzing the impact of monetary and fiscal policies; proposing ideas for new research topics on issues relevant to the public policy debate; interacting with House and Senate Committees, federal agencies, think tanks and other organizations and individuals as well as managing other staff on various projects. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Economics; 4+ years of experience in government, think tanks or academic research.  Preferred qualifications include strong research track record in applied macroeconomics, public economics, or a related field; strong background in applied econometrics (e.g. time series, forecasting, panel data, and impact evaluation) and solid understanding in macroeconomic theory; excellent writing skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex policy issues to non-economists; proficiency in at least one of the following: STATA, EViews, Matlab, R and significant understanding of the American political system (Hill experience is an added plus).  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with the words “Economist position” in the subject line. Applicants who are called for an interview will be asked to submit two short writing samples and a list of references. Deadline: COB Friday, July 17. Salary commensurate with experience. The Joint Economic Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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