Climate Research Economist Position

Climate Research Economist Position :
Economic and Housing Research Team at Freddie Mac

At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you’ll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

As part of Freddie Mac’s return to the office pilot, all employees, contingent workers and visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be on-site unless they have an approved accommodation.

Position Overview:

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a research team in the mortgage industry? Do you want to be an inspiring leader and make an impact in the field of climate risk management? The Economic and Housing Research Team at Freddie Mac is looking for a climate research economist who will be contributing to research related to climate and its impact on the housing and mortgage market and society at large. Apply now to learn more about our benefits and why there's #moreatfreddiemac!

Our Impact:

  • Our team is responsible for providing thought leadership and conducting empirical research on various topics related to the housing and mortgage market and communicating the findings internally and externally
  • We are also responsible for critically analyzing and reporting economic forecasts and their impact on the industry and the organization
  • We collaborate with other divisions and teams to support our company’s mission to provide liquidity, stability, affordability, and equity

Your Impact:

  • Collaborate with senior team members to formulate and prioritize research related to climate
  • Connect with teams across the company to identify their business needs and provide support
  • Work with large public and internal databases, perform statistical analysis and communicate the findings internally and externally via presentations and publications


  • 5+ years of research experience in climate-related topics as it relates to housing and /or mortgage finance
  • Knowledge of various climate-related physical and transition risks
  • Strong econometric/statistical background with the ability to interpret the research findings while maintaining attention to details • Experience with statistical tools such as STATA, SAS, and R
  • Ability to handle large datasets and discover patterns and trends through spatial mapping using spatial tools such as geographic information system (GIS) or QGIS
  • Skilled in presenting information and or ideas to an audience in the form of charts using visualization tools such as Tableau, Arc Map, Power BI
  • Experience with SQL, Python, and related databases
  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree preferably in environmental/agricultural/applied/real estate economics or equivalent

Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Engaged and collaborative teammate
  • Passionate about climate-related research
  • Self-starter, comfortable taking initiative, and navigating new and ambiguous environments
  • Clear and consistent communicator with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment and multi-task / meet strict timelines

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type: Full time Job
Category: Research & Modeling
FLSA Status: Exempt
Freddie Mac provides anticipated base salary ranges where required by law.

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