Open Positions

Open Positions at the Joint Committee

The Joint Committee invites economists to submit their applications to join its staff.  Quantitative Economists at the Joint Committee can serve in either or both of two roles, depending on their training:  one role is as a macroeconomist, using large quantitative general equilibrium models to analyze major tax legislation; the other is as a revenue estimator, using applied microeconomics and econometrics to analyze policy proposals.  Both roles provide the opportunity to work with an experienced, inter-disciplinary staff of tax attorneys and tax accountants to contribute to the tax legislative process and influence the nation’s tax laws.  Staff economists apply their academic training and research skills to tax policy analysis in a nonpartisan role, assisting both majority and minority parties in the House of Representatives and Senate with legislative proposals.  For more information on the work of the Joint Committee, see

The Joint Committee is seeking to expand its staff in the following areas:
 1. Applied macroeconomists to contribute to the development and use of macroeconomic models for the analysis of the macroeconomic and budgetary impact of major tax legislation.  Candidates must have experience designing, programing, and simulating behavior with quantitative general equilibrium models.  This position is ideal for those with an interest in applying modern methods to current tax policy debates and have a desire to work collaboratively.

2. Applied microeconomists to estimate the Federal budget impacts of proposed tax legislation.  Candidates must be prepared to conduct research, develop expertise in specific tax issues, and bring the appropriate econometric techniques to large and small datasets to analyze and report the possible economic and administrative implications of proposed changes in Federal tax laws.  Strong quantitative skills and interest in policy design and implementation are valuable. 
 These are engaging and rewarding positions for economists who have an interest in tax policy and policy analysis. Your work will be reflected immediately in tax legislation considered by the Congress. You will work in an informal team environment with other economists, lawyers, and accountants in analyzing tax legislation, and you will have the opportunity to conduct original research. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and have a Ph.D. or equivalent, with training in public finance preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Application deadline: 12/8/2023


Email a cover letter, vita, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work to [email protected].