ESA-announce Possible Permanent and Temporary Positions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an independent Bureau within the Federal Reserve System. Created in July 2010 by the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act”, the CFPB works to empower consumers with the information they need to make financial decisions that are best for them and their families and sets and enforces clear, consistent rules that allow banks and other consumer financial services providers to compete on a level playing field. The Bureau’s Office of Research is building an interdisciplinary team to support these objectives. The following permanent / temporary research positions are in the planning phase:
· Social/Behavioral Scientist and Senior Social / Behavioral Scientist (permanent)
· Senior Fellow and Junior (post-doctoral) Fellows (terms from a few months to multi-year)
· Summer Graduate Internships (2 to 4 months)
Researchers/students with expertise in any of the following areas will be strongly encouraged to apply for these positions:
Judgment and decision-making, heuristics and biases, risk perception, decision analysis, social influence (e.g., trust, persuasion, and deception), negotiation, and discrimination.
Social/Behavioral Scientists and Fellows will have half time to carry out independent, self-directed research on a variety of questions associated with household financial decision-making and behavior as well as research in other areas relevant to the mission of the Bureau. They will also provide analytic support to various aspects of the agency’s work, including policy development, regulation, supervision and enforcement. The most qualified applicants will have completed their doctorate in psychology, economics, decision science, statistics, marketing or related fields, OR have independently conducted and published innovative research in one or more of these fields.
Interns will be assigned to one or more of the projects underway in the Office of Research. Internship work may range from data collection and analysis of information on consumer financial markets to the design and implementation of surveys and experiments to evaluation of information presentations and design and assessment of decision aids. Interns will also support various aspects of the Bureau’s work concerning financial products and consumer protection, including policy development, regulation, supervision and enforcement. The most qualified applicants will be working toward their doctorate in psychology, economics, decision science, statistics, marketing or related fields, OR have independently conducted and published research in one or more of these fields.
Scholars interested in further information about these positions as it becomes available should send a vitae to me at jonathan.leland @cfpb.gov. I will also be attending the association meeting in Tucson and will be happy to provide additional information then.
Dr. Jonathan W. Leland
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
1700 G Street NW, Rm. 2w-105
Washington DC 20552