CEA Senior Economist Opportunities

The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) recruits Senior Economists.  Senior Economists have a Ph.D. in economics and are typically on leave from positions at universities, government agencies, or research organizations.  Excellent research skills and strong presentation skills are needed.  Senior Economists participate actively in the policy process, represent the CEA in interagency meetings, and have primary responsibility for the economic analysis and reports prepared by the Council.  In recent years, Senior Economists have been faculty members from institutions such as Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Maryland, Michigan, MIT, and Yale, and economists from the Federal Reserve Board, USDA, and the DOJ.  It has been a productive and collegial team, and it is supported by an exceptionally strong staff of on-leave PhD students and recent college graduates.  The CEA needs specialists in virtually every field of economics.

Most Senior Economists work at the Council beginning in the summer and stay for a full academic year.  CEA staff members must be U.S. citizens and may not also be citizens of another country.

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please send your C.V. by email to:

Steven Braun, Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting
President's Council of Economic Advisers
Email:  recruiting@cea.eop.gov

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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