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    FTC economists make independent policy recommendations to the Commission based on their theoretical and empirical analysis of the relevant issues. Research by FTC economists is supported and encouraged, in part through the Bureau's working paper series, seminar series, and the annual FTC Microeconomics Conference. FTC economists regularly present their work at seminars and conferences, and publish in top journals. Qualified applicants must exhibit thorough comprehension of microeconomic analysis and effective written and oral communication skills. Economists in all fields of applied microeconomics or econometrics are encouraged to apply.

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    Responsibilities

    As an Economist at the Federal Trade Commission you will perform the following duties:
    1.Applying statistical, mathematical, and econometric techniques to the analysis of data in order to give empirical content to economic theories and test hypotheses.
    2.Analyzing and interpreting economic and related information of significant relevance that is relied upon in policy and program decision-making.
    3.Identifying or designing the appropriate statistical tests of various theories, selecting or efficiently collecting the appropriate data to satisfy the theoretical requirements of the underlying model, and analyzing and reporting the results of that analysis.
    4.Conducting investigations, reviews, and studies that apply a thorough knowledge of microeconomic theory to study the behavior of individual consumers, firms, and industries in order to analyze how markets establish relative prices among goods and services and thereby allocate limited resources among alternative uses.
    5.Developing oral and written products, tailored to the needs of the audience, in support of recommendations involving such far reaching issues as the economic aspects of new or proposed investigations, policies, or rules affecting FTC programs.
    6.Drafting, presenting, and defending positions for policy or enforcement decisions.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

    Who May Apply

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    All Qualified Candidates

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