Financial Economist
Advertiser: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Field(s) of specialization: Finance
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: 1000 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309-4470, United States (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Application deadline: 27 Nov 2020 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 27 Nov 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2020.
Ad text:

JEL Classifications:

G1 – Asset Market and Pricing

G2 – Financial Institutions and Services

G5 – Household Finance

Keywords: Financial Economics

The Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is seeking a financial economist.  We are especially interested in candidates with a few years of experience who have research interests in the areas of term structure modeling, financial markets & stability, consumer/household finance, or banking & financial institutions.

Qualified candidates are required to have, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in finance, economics or a related discipline and should have a track record of publications related to one or more of the above areas that is commensurate with the length of their career.  Successful candidates will be expected to conduct independent research that is published in top academic journals, provide in-depth analysis to Bank policy briefings, and contribute to the mission of the Bank.  Excellent communication skills are required. 

This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements. In addition, all candidates must undergo an applicable background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules, and all non-U.S. citizens must sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and pursue a path to citizenship.

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, the Center for Housing and Policy, 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. For information about the Department please visit:

Interested candidates should apply by uploading a current copy of their vita, along with evidence of their research and writing skill through EconJobMarket, and have their letters of recommendation uploaded by their letter writers. To ensure consideration, please complete your application by November 27, 2020.  Confidentiality will be maintained. The Federal Bank of Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Application Requirements:

·     CV

·     Reference Letters

·     Evidence of research and writing skills; e.g. research papers.

·     Citizenship

Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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