The Energy, Climate, and Environment Unit is seeking one or more economists to analyze the effects on the federal budget and the economy of climate change, policies to mitigate or adapt to climate change, and related issues.
The Energy, Climate, and Environment Unit conducts research and analysis on topics of interest to the Congress, including the effects of climate change, climate change policy, and related energy and environmental issues. Recent analyses have focused on the effects of climate change on the nation's economic output, channels through which climate change affects the federal budget, and analyses of climate change policies in the electric power and transportation sectors. In the coming year, the unit will expand its capacity to model the effects of climate change and climate change policy on the budget and the economy.
The successful candidate will contribute to the full range of the division's responsibilities-developing quantitative models to analyze legislation and policy areas of interest to the Congress, conducting economic analyses, and writing reports and testimonies. Staff are encouraged to participate actively in policy research that is related to CBO's mission by presenting papers at conferences, publishing them as CBO working papers, and writing articles for professional journals.
Applicants must have either a Ph.D. in economics (or a related discipline) or a master's degree with five years of relevant experience. They should have strong quantitative and modeling skills; preference will be given to candidates with experience modeling energy markets or systems that are important sources of climate change-related emissions. Applicants should also be able to initiate and complete research projects independently and work as part of a team. Finally, they should be interested in working on issues of interest to the Congress and able to effectively communicate their work to nontechnical audiences.
Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.
How to Apply
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis at the beginning of each month. Only complete applications will be considered. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
CBO is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/V/D
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