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Working at CARRA


  • Newly–founded interdisciplinary group in the Research and Methodology Directorate
  • Charged with the strategic re–use of administrative data from federal, state, and commercial providers
  • As a CARRA economist, you will
    • Improve the quality of existing survey-based data
    • Reduce reliance on high–cost surveys for economic research and program evaluation
    • Work with economists from within the Census Bureau, from other federal agencies, and from academia
    • Participate in domestic and international workshops and conferences
    • Collaborate with computer scientists and statisticians on cutting edge applications including record linkage, data analytics, and microsimulations

CARRA Research Environment

  • Small but growing number of researchers
  • Access to confidential data unavailable publicly for research
  • Universe data sets containing hundreds of millions of records
  • Work independently and jointly with other government agencies and academics, including National Science Foundation grant recipients
  • Participate in Census Bureau's economic research and methodological seminar series
  • Research contributions are valued, including publications and conference presentations
  • Data support research in many areas, including
    • Income distribution and tax analyses
    • Food stamps, Medicaid, and other program participation
    • Home values, foreclosures, and housing assistance programs
    • Planning the 2020 Census
  • CARRA Working Paper Series

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