Careers in Economics

Note: The posting of opportunities on this page, which are referred to us by faculty or alumni, does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Economics.

Resources for Students

From the American Economics Association - Careers in Economics, "Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles."

Jobs and Fellowships - Recent Postings

Economics Consulting Analyst/Associate - Charles River Associates is seeking Bachelor's or Master's degree candidates graduating December 2023/Summer 2024 with an academic focus on quantitative research to fill several positions in Antitrust and Competitive Practice. For more information about the positions and how to apply, visit this link.
(added 9/26/23)

Research Analyst - The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is seeking research analysts to work with economists on analysis of current economic conditions as well as long-term research projects for publication. For more information, visit this link.
(added 9/14/23)

Research Assistant - The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. is recruiting for multiple research assistants. For more information, visit this link.
(added 9/14/23)

Jobs and Fellowships - Ongoing Recruitment

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Research Assistants 

National Bureau of Economic Research listing of research jobs suitable for bachelor's degree candidates, graduate students, or post-docs with faculty across the country.

Federal Reserve System research jobs (Spring and Fall Recruiting Cycles).

American Economic Association Summer and Scholarship Programs

Causal Design an economic consulting firm conducting rigorous program evaluations and analysis for international development organizations around the world seeks a full-time International Research & Operations Analyst. Working from our global offices in Denver, Colorado; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Lilongwe, Malawi, we help development actors make data-driven decisions to increase the impact of their programs. Please apply at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Analysis Group is offering full-time Analyst internships in a collegial, supportive, research-oriented environment, with a focus on delivering the highest-quality work to our clients. We work hard but strive to maintain balance with life outside the office, and require minimal travel. Many analysts go on to top graduate and professional programs. Contact Paul Jeon ( for more information.

The Federal Reserve seeks full-time Research Assistants. Fed Research assistants play an essential role and are presented with substantial opportunities for professional and intellectual development. Working side by side with economists, RAs participate in the application of economic theory and empirical research methods used to inform economic policy debate. Along the way, RAs develop strong quantitative analysis, critical thinking and writing skills – marketable skills useful for pursuing career opportunities and advanced studies in a variety of fields.