Research Economist
Advertiser: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics - Public Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
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: 4 Dec 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 4 Dec 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2022.
Ad text:

JEL Classifications:

H: Public Economics

I: Health, Education, and Welfare

J: Labor and Demographic Economics

Key Words:

Welfare Programs

Occupational Choice

Human Capital and Economic Development

Poverty and Inequality

The Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is seeking to hire a research economist with interests in applied labor and human resource economics, specifically in areas related to economic mobility and the social safety net, workforce-related skills development, and/or the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low- and moderate-income families. Preference will be given to candidates with an established research record and up to 8 years of post-PhD experience at an academic or policy institution, though new PhDs will also be considered.

Qualified candidates are required to have a PhD in economics or related field and a track record of publications in one or more of the above areas that is commensurate with the length of their career. In addition to conducting independent research that is published in top academic journals, successful candidates will be expected to contribute roughly 20 to 25% of their time to the Bank’s policy mission by participating in the Atlanta Fed’s Advancing Careers initiative and overseeing the management and ongoing development of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Policy Rules Database. (Information about Advancing Careers and the Policy Rules Database can be found here: .) 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 potential 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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