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The economist will apply his or her knowledge of markets, mechanism design, and institutions to increase CBOs capacity to model various Congressional proposals (such as for a public option for nongroup health insurance), the impact of tax or reimbursement policies on pharmaceutical innovation, employers responses to changes in federal programs, and regulatory or price changes in the health care provider market.
The economist will conduct theoretical and empirical analyses of complex policy problems affecting the federal government, taking advantage of its unique access to data. CBO obtains administrative data from executive agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Commerce. For example, CBO has detailed information about the price of drugs and the demand for them in the Medicare Part D program information drawn from individual-level purchases for the millions of beneficiaries in the program and detailed information about hospital and physicians services for Medicare beneficiaries.
The economist will work closely with other CBO staff to prepare information, studies, and testimony for the Congress, and he or she will also interact with a large network of academic and industry specialists. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie CBOs studies and cost estimates for proposed legislation. CBOs economists are encouraged to present both the agency's projects and their own research in CBO working papers and submissions to academic journals. Topics of analyses will shift over time with regulatory changes and the policy agenda of the Congress, providing new opportunities to develop and contribute.
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