JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Corporate Average Fuel Economy Office

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111473834
Date Posted: 03/21/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
R4 -- Transportation Economics
L5 -- Regulation and Industrial Policy
L9 -- Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
Corporate Average Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy
Federal Regulation
Transportation Economics
Salary Range: $72,553 - $134,435
Full Text of JOE Listing:

At the U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe Center, our Economists apply data-driven research skills to answer pressing questions about transportation industries and programs. In the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Program Office, our research provides critical insights to the development and analysis of fuel economy standards. We develop sophisticated models to inform decision makers about the impact of policy on consumers, manufacturers, and society. This requires an interdisciplinary approach and a team with expertise in a range of topics. Our organization is committed to fostering a diverse workforce where employees are valued for their unique backgrounds.
We are currently hiring PhD Economists. The ideal candidate is comfortable working on a team to refine our regulatory analysis as the auto industry evolves. This involves developing research projects to answer current and emerging questions from stakeholders. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in benefit cost analysis or applied econometrics. Most of our team members work hybrid schedules based in Cambridge, MA, while others work remotely. Volpe employees are entitled to the benefits of federal employment. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) through the link provided. U.S. citizenship is required.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 07/31/2024
Application Instructions:
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) as a single file to U.S. citizenship is required.