Economist or Senior Economist

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Economic Research Department
Economist or Senior Economist

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465176
Date Posted: 08/26/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist or Senior Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 – 00 - Default: Any Field
Applied Microeconomics
Financial Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago invites applications for research positions in all fields related to the Fed’s mission and in particular financial economics, applied microeconomics, and macroeconomics.

The Bank will consider applications from recent PhD graduates or those nearing completion of a PhD, as well as from candidates with at least 3 years of experience and an established publication record in finance and economics journals.

The Chicago Fed is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize the benefit derived from different perspectives and experiences, and we look carefully at candidates’ records to identify individuals whose perspectives could benefit our work. As such, we especially encourage submissions from groups traditionally less represented in economics. We seek to provide an inclusive environment where everyone is treated fairly and has equal access to opportunities.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct independent research that is published in leading academic journals, provide in-depth analysis to Bank policy briefings, and contribute to the mission of the Bank. Excellent communication skills are required.

The research staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is a collegial and diverse group of economists with expertise in a variety of fields. The Chicago Fed provides an excellent research environment together with substantial support for research and competitive benefits. Salaries are commensurate with experience and level of achievement.

More information on the Economic Research Department is at:

Applicants should submit:
• Cover letter
• CV
• Job market paper
• Three letters of recommendation (candidates with less than 3 years of experience)
• A list of three references (candidates with 3 or more years of experience)
• Answers to questions regarding eligibility for access to FOMC information (see JOE application)
• A brief statement on diversity (additional details are in the JOE application)

Applications from candidates with 3 or more years of experience will be considered until positions are filled but we prefer to receive applications by December 1, 2020. Candidates with less than 3 years of experience should apply by November 15, 2020. The Chicago Fed is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Requirements:
  • Diversity Statement
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
  • Question and Answer
  • Letters of Reference
Reference Instructions:
For candidates with less than 3 years of experience, please submit three letters of recommendation.

For candidates with 3 or more years of experience, please submit a list of three references.

Application Instructions:
Please submit materials via JOE.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Job Location: 
Job Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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