Economist - 2024 Job Market Announcement - R020002

  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Oct 16, 2023
Full time Public Policy Government Research

Job Description

This requisition is not an actual job vacancy. Submitting your profile here does not enter you into the official candidate pool. This is a general announcement for economist vacancies we are seeking to fill via the 2023 job market - please follow instructions below to apply by the deadline indicated on the JOE website.

The Role
The Federal Reserve Board is seeking candidates who demonstrate the potential to contribute creatively to academic research and policy in a collaborative workplace and to engage constructively with differing viewpoints in their work. We invite applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or a related discipline, or who are nearing completion of their doctoral dissertation.

The Board employs over 400 Ph.D. economists to support its research and policy missions, which affect all sectors and people in the economy. To understand the economy in its entirety, the Board is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. As such, we especially encourage submissions from groups traditionally less represented in economics and finance. We recognize the benefit derived from different perspectives. To analyze the vast array of data, conditions, and economic experiences that describe the economy, the Board relies on research economists with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and expertise. To learn more about Board economists’ work in microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, international economics, economic measurement, and other fields, please browse through the economists’ web pages at:

Researchers at the Board benefit from extensive and unique data resources, state-of-the-art computing facilities, highly trained and motivated research assistants and analysts, and active speaker series and workshops. Information on resources is available at The Board also hosts a Federal Statistical Research Data Center, which allows researchers with approved projects to access restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau and other agencies to address important research questions. A generous benefits package that includes parental leave and alternative work schedules to support work-life balance is available to employees.

Please apply through the Job Openings for Economists (JOE) website with the materials listed below. Late applications may be considered as scheduling/capacity allow. Deadline is 1/31/2024 and this announcement post will close in alignment with that date.

All employees of the Federal Reserve Board must be U.S. citizens or must declare their intent to apply for U.S. citizenship when eligible to do so by signing a declaration prior to employment.

Application Materials
• CV
• Cover Letter
• Job Market Paper
• Three (3) Letters of Reference
• Questions regarding citizenship in the JOE application
• Diversity statement: The Federal Reserve Board is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Please include a brief discussion (anything from a paragraph to a page) of your perspective on diversity and inclusion (D&I), including how you have sought out diverse viewpoints in your work, collaborated with people with different backgrounds and experiences, worked with individuals or groups focused on D&I issues, or conducted research on D&I related topics, such as differences in economic outcomes or experiences across groups. Please also include any thoughts on how you could help foster an inclusive environment featuring an open exchange of ideas from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. If you have already developed a similar statement for another institution, including academic institutions, please feel free to submit that statement rather than prepare a new one.

The Federal Reserve Board is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to supporting and fostering diversity within the broader economics research community.