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    This position is in DERA, The Division is headquartered in Washington, DC.

    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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    Financial economists provide economic guidance and research expertise to a broad range of activities, including rulemakings, enforcement actions, market risk assessments, and other regulatory initiatives. In all roles, candidates must demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge of economics and econometrics in support of the SEC's mission to protect investors, facilitate capital formation, and ensure fair and orderly markets.


    • 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.
    • Apply advanced economic concepts and methods to the evaluation of federal financial rules and policies, including their impact on individuals, businesses, market efficiency, competition, and capital formation.
    • Analyze economic, financial, and administrative data to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of federal financial and securities regulations and policies.
    • Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks to address needs, emerging issues, and meet timelines, while working collaboratively and flexibly with multi-disciplinary team members, including lawyers and finance policy experts.
    • Evaluate economic research and comments authored by federal agencies, academics and other experts to determine their relevance and implications for federal financial rules and policies.
    • Review draft analyses and reports to ensure accuracy, precision, and clarity of presentation of economic issues and data.
    • Clearly communicate in writing the objectives, methods, and conclusions of economic analyses and evaluations of economic and financial research.
    • Present economic research and findings in formal and informal settings, including policy discussions, team meetings, and briefings for the SEC's leadership.
    • Recognize and act on opportunities to provide relevant technical information and work-related knowledge, skills, and lessons learned across the SEC's work environment.

    Travel Required

    Not required

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