Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Advertiser: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Field(s) of specialization: Finance - Macroeconomics; Monetary - Microeconomics
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: 1000 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309-4470, United States
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 1 May 2019 (check the ad text for information about the application deadline)
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:

C81 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data • Data Access

C82 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data • Data Access

D14 - Household Saving • Personal Finance

D81 - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

D83 - Search • Learning • Information and Knowledge • Communication • Belief • Unawareness

D84 - Expectations • Speculations

G32 - Financing Policy • Financial Risk and Risk Management • Capital and Ownership Structure • Value of Firms • Goodwill

J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

J24 - Human Capital • Skills • Occupational Choice • Labor Productivity

L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure • Size Distribution of Firms

L14 - Transactional Relationships • Contracts and Reputation • Networks

L22 - Firm Organization and Market Structure

O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D

O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences • Diffusion Processes

O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth • Aggregate Productivity • Cross-Country Output Convergence

The Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is seeking to hire a PhD economist at the assistant or associate level. The department will consider candidates doing applied research with a focus in firm-level dynamics, business organization, innovation and growth, firm expectations and uncertainty, and labor market and human capital dynamics.  Strong preference will be given to candidates who are working with or have experience constructing large data sets from micro-level administrative or survey-related data.  Economists with at least three years of experience with an established publication record, and a promising research trajectory will be considered.

The position’s primary responsibilities are to conduct high-quality research for publication in leading academic journals and contribute to the department’s research and policy missions.

The Department maintains an excellent research environment, provides substantial research support, and houses several research centers including the Center for Quantitative Economic Research, the Center for Financial Innovation and Stability, and the Center for Human Capital Studies. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is also the site of the Atlanta Research Data Center which provides restricted access to non-publicly available Census data. The department also produces a monthly Survey of Business Expectations and monthly Business Inflation Expectations Survey, providing panel time series on firms’ subjective beliefs over their own economic outcomes.

For additional information about the research environment, please visit: The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive.

All candidates should apply online at: Completed applications include a cover letter, current CV, research papers, and three reference letters. The Department plans to interview candidates at the ASSA Meetings in Atlanta in January.










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