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The Tax Analysis Division is seeking an economist to conduct research and analyses on a broad range of federal tax policy issues.
The Tax Analysis Division is responsible for providing the Congress with analysis and evaluation of the effects of past and proposed changes to federal tax policies and for projecting federal revenues as part of the Congressional Budget Office’s official ten-year budget "baseline". Ongoing and recently completed studies by the division include analyses of the distribution of major tax expenditures in the individual income tax system, options for taxing U.S. multinational corporations, effective marginal tax rates for low- and moderate-income workers, refundable tax credits, the taxation of businesses through the individual income tax, tax incentives for home ownership, and the elasticity of capital gains realizations, among others.
The position supports the work of the Division by developing economic models, conducting economic analysis and empirical research, and writing various reports including CBO studies and testimonies. Staff members are encouraged to actively participate in the policy research community by presenting papers at conferences, publishing articles in professional journals, and circulating preliminary research through CBO’s working paper series.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline. Candidates with a Master’s degree in those fields and equivalent experience will also be considered. They should also have strong quantitative skills, the ability to initiate and complete research projects independently and as a member of a team, the ability to clearly present their work orally and in writing to non-technical audiences, and a desire to work on issues of current or potential legislative interest to the Congress.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and an appealing work environment.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, salary history, a brief writing sample and contact information for three (3) references online. Recent graduates should submit an unofficial copy of academic transcripts and have letters of recommendation sent to email@example.com in place of the references. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
Because this position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, the following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process relative to other applicants: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.
To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit a Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form within two weeks of applying. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy A. Fahey, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628202-226-2628, email@example.com
If you are eligible for veterans' preference and have previously applied to positions that were not covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and are now applying for a position that is covered by VEOA, please be sure to update your application to indicate your eligibility.
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