Research Economist
Advertiser: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Field(s) of specialization: Macroeconomics; Monetary
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: 1000 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309-4470, United States
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Application deadline: 30 Nov 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 30 Nov 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting October, 2022.
Ad text:

JEL Classifications:
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics



Monetary policy

Business cycles



The Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is seeking to hire two research economists in the field of macroeconomics and monetary policy. We are seeking candidates from both the rookie market and with up to 8 years post PhD experience at an academic or policy institution. We are particularly interested in economists who have research interests in quantitative macroeconomics, including but not limited to macroeconometrics, macro-labor economics, international macro and fiscal and monetary policies. Please note that the Research Department is also searching for two senior research economists and has placed a separate advertisement for those positions.

Qualified candidates are required to have a PhD in economics and 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.

The Department maintains an excellent research environment and provides substantial research support. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is 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:

The positions require 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.

Interested candidates should apply by uploading a current copy of their vita, a sample research paper(s), a list of three references and any other supporting materials. Applications will be reviewed as received until the positions are filled. Confidentiality will be maintained. The Federal Bank of Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer whose policies prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has long embraced diversity and inclusion as essential to who it is and believes that diversity in backgrounds, experience, and perspective makes it a stronger organization enabling it to more capably fulfill its mission. Salary and benefits are competitive.

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Application Requirements:
• CV
• Research paper
• Letters from references for new PhD’s and names of three references for candidates with experience

Submission materials required
  • C.V.
  • Paper (writing example)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Reference letter (optional)
  • Contact information for references (optional)
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