Overview - Careers at the Joint Committee

For anyone interested in tax law and policy and the tax legislative process, serving as a staff member of the Joint Committee can be extremely rewarding. Our staff is a closely-knit group of several dozen lawyers, accountants, economists, information technology specialists, and administrative support personnel. We work in teams, and we bring to every project the perspectives of professionals from different disciplines. Our aim in taking this collaborative, interdisciplinary approach is to provide a careful, informed analysis of each issue that we are asked to consider.

Economist -- Public Economics / Microeconomics

The Joint Committee on Taxation (the “JCT”) has an opening for a staff economist. The responsibility of the staff economist is to provide policy and technical advice to Members of Congress, Congressional committees, and respective staff. Staff economists work with Members of Congress and staff in the development of tax proposals, and provide explanation and analysis of tax proposals, both orally in informal meetings and in formal written reports, such as the preparation of background materials for Congressional hearings and markups of tax legislation. This is an exciting and challenging position for economists who have an interest in tax policy. Your work will be reflected immediately in tax legislation considered by the Congress. You will work in an informal team environment with other staff economists and lawyers in analyzing tax legislation. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, with training in public finance and taxation preferred.

Salary range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to apply: Applicants should send a resume by electronic mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Joint Committee is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Congress and applicable Federal law. All personnel actions taken by the Joint Committee are made free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including marital or parental status), age, sexual orientation, or disability.