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Positions for Economists


Openings for Economists at the Census Bureau

Who We Are

Economists at the Census Bureau conduct independent economic research using the high quality and detailed business and household microdata collected by the agency. Many of our papers published in professional journals and presented at various conferences feature analyses using internal files that are unavailable to researchers outside the Census Bureau.

What We Do
  • Role of Census economists
  • Relevant research topics include
    • Industrial organization, productivity, trade, entrepreneurship, innovation
    • Employment activity, workers, market dynamics
    • Income, assets, poverty, program participation, health and disability
    • Housing, family, education, migration
Qualifications
  • While Ph.D.s are preferred, advanced ABDs are also encouraged to apply
  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • Experience with administrative, household-, firm-, and/or industry-level data
  • Data manipulation and analysis
Location and Benefits
How to Apply
  • See the U.S. Census Bureau listing in October – November Job Openings for Economists
  • E–mail required materials to the Recruiting Coordinator
    • Vita
    • Research paper demonstrating strong empirical skills
    • Three letters of recommendation
  • We will recruit at the 2014 American Economic Association meetings
  • Positions are subject to budgetary approval; U.S. Census Bureau is an equal opportunity employer

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Center for Economic Studies | (301) 763-6460 | E-mail CES |  Last Revised: September 30, 2013