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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Center for Financial Research

FDIC Research Job Opportunities


The Center for Financial Research (CFR) at the FDIC hires financial economists at all experience levels. A background in banking is not required for entry level economists. Mid-career and senior economists are expected to have experience in economics, banking, and finance.

Financial economists are responsible for both independent scholarly research and policy work. Research generally focuses on banking, finance, risk measurement, deposit insurance, and systemic risk, among other topics. CFR economists typically present their research at AEA, AFA, and NBER conferences, and publish their work in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Financial Intermediation.

Each year the CFR, jointly with the Journal of Financial Services Research, organizes the Bank Research Conference which brings together researchers from around the world to present and discuss research on banking and finance. The CFR also hosts an ongoing seminar series. CFR economists frequently coauthor papers in the CFR Working Paper Series and collaborate on policy studies.

Research at the CFR is supported by an extensive set of resources. The Center currently has resident scholars who advise senior management and coauthor research papers with CFR economists. In addition, the FDIC subscribes to many commercial data services and datasets, collects and manages an extensive set of regulatory data on the financial state and operations of U.S. banks, and maintains an extensive library. CFR economists also have access to econometric and statistical computing packages, including SAS, Stata, Matlab, and R; in-house training; and funding for education and training that can be used to attend academics conferences, seminars, and skills workshops.

The FDIC is consistently ranked as among the best places to work among mid-sized U.S. Federal Agencies, earning the best ranking from 2010-2016.. Economists at the FDIC are offered a competitive salary, including the following:

  • FDIC 401(k) Plan
  • Transit Subsidy
  • Professional Learning Accounts
  • Subsidized Fitness Centers
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Relocation Benefits
  • Annual professional license and membership reimbursement up to $400
  • On-site Daycare Centers
  • If you have any questions or interest, please contact our recruiting coordinator Brian Johnson.


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