Financial Economists

Job Description & Qualification

The Federal Reserve Board is seeking candidates who demonstrate the potential to contribute creatively to academic research and policy in a collaborative workplace and to engage constructively with differing viewpoints in their work. We invite applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or a related discipline, or who are nearing completion of their doctoral dissertation.

The Board employs over 400 Ph.D. economists to support its research and policy missions, which affect all sectors and people in the economy. To understand the economy in its entirety, the Board is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. As such, we especially encourage submissions from groups traditionally less represented in economics and finance. We recognize the benefit derived from different perspectives. To analyze the vast array of data, conditions, and economic experiences that describe the economy, the Board relies on research economists with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and expertise. To learn more about Board economists’ work in microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, international economics, economic measurement, and other fields, please browse through the economists’ web pages, which can be found here: https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/theeconomists.htm.

Researchers at the Board benefit from extensive and unique data resources, state-of-the-art computing facilities, highly trained and motivated research assistants and analysts, and active speaker series and workshops. Information on resources is available at www.federalreserve.gov/research. The Board also hosts a Federal Statistical Research Data Center, which allows researchers with approved projects to access restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau and other agencies to address important research questions. A generous benefits package that includes parental leave and alternative work schedules to support work-life balance is available to Board employees.

Application Procedure

Please apply by November 15, 2021, through the Job Openings for Economists website (application link below) with a curriculum vitae, job market paper, questions regarding citizenship in the JOE application, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. Late applications may be considered as scheduling allows.

All employees of the Federal Reserve Board must be U.S. citizens or must declare their intent to apply for U.S. citizenship when eligible to do so by signing a declaration prior to employment.

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless the Board determines a legal exception applies.

Application deadline: November 15, 2021

About the Organization

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. The Federal Reserve:

conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. economy;
promotes the stability of the financial system and seeks to minimize and contain systemic risks through active monitoring and engagement in the U.S. and abroad;
promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole;
fosters payment and settlement system safety and efficiency through services to the banking industry and the U.S. government that facilitate U.S.-dollar transactions and payments; and
promotes consumer protection and community development through consumer-focused supervision and examination, research and analysis of emerging consumer issues and trends, community economic development activities, and the administration of consumer laws and regulations.

For Additional Questions

brittney.j.molloy@frb.gov

Job ID

ID: J9725