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The Health Analysis Division (HAD) seeks a health economist to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling. The economist will work closely with other CBO staff to prepare information, studies, and testimony for the Congress. Furthermore, CBOs economists are encouraged to describe both the agencys projects and their own research in CBO working papers and submissions to academic journals.
HADs recently completed work includes an analysis of the effects of changes in future revenues on prescription drug development, an analysis of the costs of proposals for illustrative single-payer health care systems, an analysis of the uninsured population, long-term projections of spending in federal health care programs, and a study of how a public option offered in nongroup health insurance markets might be designed. Ongoing work includes studies on a broad range of topics, such as factors affecting the supply of, demand for, and prices of medical services. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie CBOs studies and cost estimates for proposed legislation.
Topics of analyses will shift over time, providing new opportunities to develop and contribute. The economist will produce research reports and manuscripts about issues affecting the federal government and interact with a large network of academic and industry specialists. The economist will also collaborate with analysts in CBOs Budget Analysis Division to develop cost estimates for legislation and baseline estimates of the cost of government programs.
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