JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024

American Medical Association

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Economic and Health Policy Research

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111472304
Date Posted: 10/18/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
I1 -- Health
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D -- Microeconomics
Health Economics
Health Policy
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest physician association and convenes almost 200 state and specialty medical societies. Its mission is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. The AMA’s Economic & Health Policy Research Group is recruiting an Economist for a position opening in November 2023. The Group, which has been part of the AMA for over 30 years, includes four economists who provide analytic support in the development of, and advocacy for, AMA policy. Its research areas include:
• Changes in physician practice characteristics through primary data collection in the Physician Practice Benchmark Survey.
• Competition in healthcare markets.
• Tracking Medicare spending and utilization via Medicare claims data.
• Medical professional liability insurance.
• Health care providers’ scope of practice.
• Health care spending.

Although we anticipate that the successful candidate will focus on a variety of those research areas, familiarity with Medicare claims data and Medicare payment issues is a plus. Applicants must have a PhD (or be a PhD candidate) in economics, strong analytic skills, excellent communication skills, and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team environment.

Hybrid (3 days office/2 remote).

Application Requirements:
  • Dissertation abstract
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcripts
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2024
Application Instructions:
Please apply for this job via the JOE website and upload all requested materials.

In addition, please also apply for this job via the AMA website which includes a short (2-minute) application form. On the AMA website, please upload only your cover letter, CV, and dissertation abstract.

Please email Carol Kane, PhD (, hiring committee chair) with any questions about this position/this department.

We look forward to reviewing your application.