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    Candidates should have an interest and research experience in: applied microeconomics fields such as finance, industrial organization, public economics, and labor. We seek individuals with a track record of creative thinking, strong empirical research abilities, and excellent communication skills. Interest in finance, securities markets and public policy is essential given our mission.

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    This position is in the Division of Risk and Economic Analysis (DERA), The Division is headquartered in Washington, DC.

    This vacancy announcement is for an SEC Fellow (Economist). Fellows are usually hired on an initial two-year (term) appointment that may be extended for up to an additional two years at the agency's discretion and, if extended, the total fellow position cannot exceed four years. (During their appointment Fellows are not precluded from competing for permanent openings).


    • Provide economic guidance and research expertise to a broad range of activities, including federal policy, rule-making, enforcement actions, market risk assessment, and other regulatory initiatives, with opportunities to specialize in policy areas.
    • Identify economic issues and participate in design, data collection and analysis, message development, and report writing.
    • In collaboration with multi-disciplinary team members, develop econometric analyses of economic, financial, and administrative data to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of federal financial and securities regulations and policies.
    • Apply advanced economic concepts and tools to the evaluation of economic trade-offs associated with federal financial rules and policies, including their impact on individuals, businesses, market efficiency, competition, and capital formation.
    • Critically evaluate economic research conducted by federal agencies, academics and other experts to determine quality, relevance and implications for federal financial rules and policies.
    • Review draft reports to ensure accuracy, precision, and clarity of presentation of economic issues and data.
    • Clearly communicate in writing the methods and conclusions of advanced economic and econometric analyses and evaluations of economic and financial research.
    • Present results of economic research in formal and informal settings, including policy discussions, team meetings, and briefings for the SEC's leadership.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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