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 published in the FDIC 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 two 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 has been ranked as the best place to work among mid-size U.S. Federal Agencies for six consecutive years (2010-2016). Economist at the FDIC are offered a competitive salary with benefits package, 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
We will be interviewing candidates for economist positions at the 2018 ASSA meeting. Please see our JOE listing on the AEA website at https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=2017-02_111458290.
In December 2017 we will be inviting candidates to apply for economist positions through USAJobs.gov. Our recruitment posting on USAJobs.gov will be open from early to mid-December 2017.
If you have any questions or interest, please contact our recruiting coordinator Brian Johnson.