|Division Name:||Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis|
The Long-Term Analysis Unit in the Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division seeks a labor economist to help develop and use CBO’s long-term microsimulation model and carry out research projects. The microsimulation model provides a basis for analyzing the economic well-being of individuals across and within birth cohorts as well as for projecting budget outcomes, with a special focus on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The unit provides the Congress with analyses in the areas of retirement, disability, and health and leads CBO’s long-term modeling initiatives. Recently, the unit has developed a state-of-the-art method for projecting individual earnings, assessed policy options for the Social Security Disability Insurance program, and analyzed the long-term outlook for the federal budget.
The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities. Those include constructing and improving models that underlie CBO’s policy analyses, performing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and preparing longer-term CBO studies and shorter-term memoranda and testimonies.
Applicants should have a background in labor economics, experience relevant to microsimulation modeling, and an interest in working on issues of current legislative interest to the Congress. Candidates with a Master’s degree in economics and equivalent experience will also be considered. Strong writing skills are essential. Applicants should also have a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline. Both junior- and senior-level candidates will be considered.
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.
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