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The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is currently recruiting Staff Economists for the upcoming academic year (starting in summer of 2024). The CEA provides the President with objective economic analysis and advice on the development and implementation of a wide range of domestic and international economic policy issues. Staff Economists are typically Ph.D. students on leave from programs and are integral members of the CEA team. They conduct advanced statistical analysis, contribute to reports distributed throughout the Administration and to Congress, and play a key role in producing the President’s daily economic briefing.

Staff Economists must be U.S. citizens and must be willing to be investigated for a security clearance. Most Staff Economists work at the Council for a full 12-month period. 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email PDFs of your resume, transcript, a single-authored writing sample, as well as a code sample. Please do not send ZIP files. We also request two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from an economist and should be submitted directly from the recommender) to:

President’s Council of Economic Advisers

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

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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