The Economist position is in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Research in the Division of Research, Markets, and Regulations (RMR). The Office of Research formulates and guides economic research, and provides information, analytical support, and technical advice to inform the Bureau's rule-making, enforcement, and supervision functions.Learn more about this agency
The Economist conducts rigorous economic analysis of complex topics and leads the CFPB's research on consumer financial markets and consumer financial decision making. Economists also collaborate with other parts of the CFPB that are responsible for monitoring developments in consumer financial markets, rule-making, supervision, enforcement, and financial education.
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The following are the duties of this position at the CN-60 (Equivalent to GS-14). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Analyze, synthesize, interpret, and provide information, analysis, technical advice, and recommendations on current developments in consumer financial markets and products. Support analysis with statistical, mathematical, and econometric methods and techniques; economics theory; and judgment.
- Develop and maintain econometric models of consumer economic behavior for use in policy analysis.
- Analyze issues and emerging trends in consumer financial services markets and develop or evaluate proposals for policy or regulatory changes. Analyze potential economic effects of proposed policies or regulations on competition and consumers.
- Initiate, develop, and carry out original research or projects designed to support the policy analysis responsibilities of the office. Initiate, develop, and carry out research on consumer financial product markets designed to understand how these markets function and the behavior, decisions, and interactions of households and firms in these markets.
- Establish methods and systems to collect quantitative and qualitative information to support formulating and implementing policies related to consumer behavior, consumer credit markets, and consumer financial services markets.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
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