Economic Opportunities in D.C.

Washington, D.C., is home to dozens of economic consulting firms, think tanks, research and policy institutions, financial institutions and businesses that offer networking opportunities and internships to students.


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External Job Search Tools

Applied economists work in a wide range of positions and sectors. When job searching, be open to non-academic positions, including government, banking and finance, business, consulting and research. The databases and tools listed on this page can assist in your search for careers and internships.

Economics and Finance

Explore these websites and databases for career search ideas, and explore their websites for related resources you can sign up for, like newsletters and networking events.

Government Entities

Many applied economists work for government agencies and branches. Explore open positions on, or narrow your search by branch or agency type.

Executive Branch
Legislative Branch

Consulting Firms 

Some applied economists choose to apply their experience to consulting. Explore the career pages of the firms listed on this page.

Management Consulting
  • McKinsey & Company
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bain & Company
  • Accenture
  • Charles River Associates
  • BearingPoint
Economic Consulting
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • Boston Research Group
  • Bates White Economic Consulting
  • IHS Global Insight
  • JP Morgan Chase Institute
  • The Brattle Group
  • Econometrica
  • Economic Consulting Services
  • Analysis Group
  • Compass Lexecon

Research Institutes, Think Tanks and Associations

Washington, D.C., is the center of economic policy analysis, and there are numerous think tanks and research institutions where you can apply your skills.

D.C. Area
Outside D.C.
Journals, Publications and Data Sets
Nonprofit and Other Resources