JOE - November 2012

Bank of Japan
Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 6 -- Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F -- International Economics
G -- Financial Economics
Keywords: central bank, monetary policy, macroeconomics
Deadline Date: 12/7/2012

JOE ID Number: 201211_397368

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies (IMES) of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), Japanese central bank, is interested in hiring new Ph.D.s in economics. The IMES expects the potential candidates to carry out high-quality research in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics, finance, international economics, and econometrics. The IMES encourages academic research as its primary duty while some policy-related research may be required for in-house purposes. The IMES offers salary and benefits, competitive with that of an academic position. Although many of research papers are written in English, the main working language at the IMES is Japanese: excellent speaking, reading and writing skills of Japanese are required.
Application Instructions:

Prospective Ph.D. applicants should send a CV, recent research papers, and three letters of reference by December 07. We will be interviewing selected candidates at the Annual AEA meeting in San Diego. Experienced applicants should send a research proposal at the IMES in addition. The proposal needs to explain the relevancy of the project on monetary policy or financial stability, with a detailed abstract of a paper publishable in the Japanese IMES journal within a year. CONTACT: Naohisa Hirakata, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan (e-mail:

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Naohisa Hirakata (Mr.)
Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies
Bank of Japan
2-1-1 Nihonbashi Hongokucho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan 103-8660

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