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    The Bureau of Economic Analysis is seeking a highly-motivated and capable executive to serve as the Associate Director for International Economics.

    The Associate Director for International Economics is responsible for planning and developing the international economic programs and accounts for BEA, coordinating and overseeing the activities of the Balance of Payments and Direct Investment Divisions, and advising the Director with regard to major developments and important economic research in the international economics field.

    This position is a Senior Executive Service (SES) career-reserved position. Positions in the SES are not graded. SES pay is commensurate with qualifications. SES employees are eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran's preference is not applicable to SES.

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    The Associate Director for International Economics will:

    • Produce the international statistics for the U.S. national economic accounts. Direct and coordinate the activities of the Balance of Payments and Direct Investment Divisions. Direct current and developmental work on all international economic programs and accounts, emphasizing improvements in coverage, measurement, and data quality.
    • Analyze major economic developments and problems concerning all aspects of the world economy, including the impact of globalization on the U.S. economy; structure of the international monetary system and foreign exchange markets; business conditions here and abroad; capital and commodity markets; and the economic policy aims of various countries. Publish the results of these analyses in regular international survey articles and in special articles on developments in the international accounts.
    • Serve as principal technical advisor to the Director with respect to international economic analysis. Brief the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, the Chief Economist of the Department of Commerce, other Department officials, officials of other Federal agencies, and public and private groups on international economic development and, as required, prepares formal reports.
    • Maintain an active research agenda on methodological issues, the characteristics and impact of foreign direct investment, and the impact of changes in international and domestic markets and policies on the Bureau’s statistical responsibilities.
    • Guide the application of economic accounting and statistical techniques, and economic theory, to extend and improve the system of international economic accounts and other tools of economic analysis and evaluate the effectiveness of this application.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel required to attend or present at meetings and conferences on topics relevant to BEA’s mission.

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