JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Bank for International Settlements
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Basel, SWITZERLAND
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F3 -- International Finance
G1 -- General Financial Markets
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) invites applications for the position of Economist/Senior Economist in its Monetary and Economic Department. We welcome applications from recent PhDs as well as from candidates with several years of professional experience.
The BIS serves as a forum for global central bank cooperation. Economists in its Monetary and Economic Department analyse policy issues for the world’s major central banks and financial regulators, and organise discussions among central bank governors and other senior officials. They are closely involved in the international supervisory reform process, and their research appears in BIS publications as well as in major academic journals, attracting a worldwide audience of policymakers, academics and market participants.
Basic qualifications and requirements are a PhD in economics or finance, preferably in the areas headlined; a strong interest in policy-oriented research and analysis; demonstrable ability to identify and address complex policy issues; and excellent writing skills in English.
The successful candidate is expected to conduct and publish self-directed policy-oriented research on topics relevant for the central bank and financial regulatory community, contribute to the drafting of policy notes for meetings of central bank officials, serve in policy working groups and committees, and advise senior management on issues within their field of expertise.
The BIS is able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offers competitive conditions of employment, an attractive lifestyle in Switzerland, and an opportunity to analyse and shape financial policy and regulation.
The BIS employs staff on both open-ended and fixed-term contracts. However, all new entrants are initially recruited on a fixed-term basis.
The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from female candidates.
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Please apply with your CV, at least one recent research paper and letters of reference to the link below by 30 November 2015. Please also send your CV, quoting reference BIS-MED-2016, to . Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco from 3–5 January 2016.
- Letters of Reference
- Research Papers
- Job Market Paper
- Cover Letter