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Now Hiring: US Seeks Economist to Scrutinize Sanction Spillovers

Sept. 22, 2022, 4:48 PM

The Treasury Department is creating a new office to study the unintended consequences of sanctions -- something its critics argue should have been done years ago.

The department is advertising for a “chief sanctions economist” whose job will be to advise Treasury on everything from monetary policy to exchange rates to “energy, multilateral and bilateral assistance, official debt and related issues,” according to a job description obtained by Bloomberg News ahead of its posting.

That economist will head the newly created Sanctions Economic Analysis Unit, which will also hire two staff-level economists.

“This new, permanent home for sanctions analysis will ...