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    The GAO is seeking experienced professionals to serve as a Senior Economist; responsible for providing economics research in support of GAO engagements, and performing advanced economic analyses of federal programs and policies.  Specifically, the incumbent:

    • Identifies economic issues and participates in design, data collection and analysis, message development, and report writing.
    • Develops econometric analyses of economic, financial, and administrative data to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs and policies.
    • Applies advanced economic concepts and tools to the evaluation of federal programs and policies. Assesses economic trade-offs associated with federal programs and policies, including their impact on individuals, businesses, markets, prices and quantities.
    • Critically evaluates economic research conducted by federal agencies, academics and other experts to determine quality, relevance and implications for federal programs and policies.
    • Reviews draft reports to ensure accuracy, precision, and clarity of presentation of economic issues and data.
    • Clearly communicates in writing the methods and conclusions of advanced economic and econometric analyses and evaluations of economic research.
    • Presents results of economic research in formal and informal settings, including message agreement discussions, team meetings, and briefings for Congressional staff.
    • In collaboration with multi-disciplinary team members, develops findings and recommendations and prepares GAO products that provide factual and analytical information in a clear, balanced manner that meets the needs of congressional clients.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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