JOE - August 2013

Central Bank of Chile
Financial Risk Management
Research Economist - Financial Risk Management
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist - Financial Risk Management
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Santigo, Santiago, Chile
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
G -- Financial Economics
Keywords: Macroeconomics, monetary, Financial, Finance, Economics, Mathematical, Quantitative, Quant, Quantitaive Methods, Bank, Central Bank, policy, Risk, risk management, research
Deadline Date: 08/26/2013

JOE ID Number: 201308_398887

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The Financial Risk Unit responsibilities include identifying and evaluating risks of the balance sheet of the Central Bank and forecasting its results, informing the General Manager and the Board of Directors of the financial position and risks of the institution. Financial Risk has an advisory role in the definition of the bank's risk management policy.

Job Description--
The main responsibilities of the position are:
-To conduct empirical research to evaluate the effects of monetary policy, exchange rate and other financial stability policies over the financial strength of the Central Bank.
-To conduct research aimed at determining minimum levels of reserves and capital that ensure the Bank´s effectiveness in implementing its main policy objectives.
-To participate actively, from a risk management perspective, in the decision-making process that leads to the Bank´s investments and debt structure.
-To identify, measure and evaluate the risks to the balance sheet that result from the Bank´s policy actions or operations.
-To prepare and supervise presentations to the Board related to the analysis and forecasts of the balance sheet of the Bank.
-To advice the Head of Financial Risk in matters of financial-economics.

Personal qualities:
-Analytical skills and ability to draw policy implications from theoretical and empirical research.
-Ability to communicate and present complex issues pedagogically.
-Self driven and results oriented.
-Leadership and teamwork abilities.

-Ph.D. in economics, finance, or math & sciences.
-Work experience in a central bank or international financial institution related to monetary and financial stability studies is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.
-Experience in econometrics and programming.
-Fluent in English, proficiency in Spanish is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Salaries and non salary benefits are internationally competitive.
Application Instructions:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae to no later than August 26, 2013 using a personal e-mail account and indicating in the subject line "APPLICATION to Research Economist - Financial Risk Management"

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