Research Economist Positions at EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics, Washington, D.C., USA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Center for Environmental Economics

Research Economist


JOE link for applications:

The Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. is recruiting research economists to join the National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) to conduct complex economic research and analysis. NCEE’s mission is to advance the theory and practice of economics and risk analysis within EPA ( NCEE serves as a center of expertise for cutting-edge policy analysis and research in environmental economics (

NCEE economists engage in both fast-paced efforts to apply economic reasoning in real-time regulatory development, and longer-term research projects to inform the Agency’s strategic direction. NCEE is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in modeling benefits, costs, and other impacts of environmental regulations.

Applicants should have a completed PhD in economics by August 2020. Salary Range: $83,398 to $128,920

Full U.S. citizenship is required and must be affirmed in application for consideration. Salaries are competitive. EPA is an equal opportunity employer. Send application questions to

Please submit the following application materials via the JOE website:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Reference

Informational interviews are planned for the ASSA meetings and possibly the SEA meetings.