Research Economist

Job Description & Qualification

A PhD or equivalent experience in economics, finance, or related disciplines with evidence of a strong interest in financial stability research and specialties in macroeconomics, systemic risk in the financial system, banking and regulation, and financial market microstructure are required. Strong oral and written communication skills, and U.S. citizenship also are required. Experience working with econometric software and large data sets is preferred.

Salaries and benefits are competitive with similar positions at federal regulatory agencies covered by FIRREA.

Application Procedure

Send an email describing your interest in and experience with financial stability research and the OFR and desired start date, a CV, a job market paper or other research publication in the relevant fields, and three letters of reference to The subject line of your email should read: your last name, first name Researcher Position 2019. For example, the subject line for John Smith would read, “Smith, John Researcher 2019.”

To apply when positions are posted, interested applicants must do so through the job posting. Applicants must explain clearly in their resume how they have acquired at least one year of work experience, in PhD research or other work, conducting economic analysis for papers and reports intended for publication, to understand financial system risks, or to generate mathematical or statistical models that assess the impact of financial system developments on the economy, under the supervision of a manager or senior colleague. We will alert you when the posting is up, but materials to express interest should be received no later than February 22, 2019.

About the Organization

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) anticipates staff openings in its Research and Analysis Center in 2019 for research economists with a strong interest in issues related to financial stability and specialties in macroeconomics, systemic risk in the financial system, banking and regulation, and financial market microstructure.

WHO WE ARE: The OFR is responsible for promoting financial stability by supporting the Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council). Toward that end, the Research and Analysis Center monitors and reports on risks to financial stability, analyzes the impact of financial policies and regulations, conducts essential research on financial stability issues, develops tools to monitor financial institutions and markets, addresses data gaps, and promotes best practices in financial risk management. The Research and Analysis Center offers a unique opportunity to expand understanding of financial stability for the benefit of the public and policymakers using a mix of financial data unavailable elsewhere. Research output includes, among other things, briefings and analysis for the Council and its member agencies, data monitoring products, contributions to policy development and analysis, and research papers for peer-reviewed professional journals. For examples of OFR monitoring tools, reports on financial stability risks, and published research, please visit

The U.S. Treasury Department is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job ID

ID: J4720