JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Bank of England
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: London, England, UNITED KINGDOM
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Bank of England has made a commitment to increase our research capability. We are looking for highly trained researchers with the capacity to produce, publish and communicate innovative, world-class research and a fascination for the challenging policy issues facing modern economies. Our research agenda flows from fundamental central banking issues thrown up by the crisis and we are in a unique position now housing under one roof monetary, macroprudential and microprudential policy.
Our PhD Research Programme offers a permanent position, and is designed to enable new and recent PhD graduates to devote significant time to engage in research for the first three years of their Bank career, while also allowing them to contribute to live central bank policy making. Our research economists enjoy a rich and stimulating environment, have close engagement with policymakers, make a key contribution to policy analysis and should expect to spend at least 50% of their time on research across a wide range of topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, forecasting, finance, banking and regulation. To make a reality of cross-disciplinary approaches we would also welcome applications from qualified researchers in other related disciplines.
Successful candidates will be expected to publish in top-quality journals and collaborate with external and visiting academics. As well as presenting research to policymakers, our economists attend and present at conferences. We have active seminar programmes and will also increase materially the number of conferences we host or sponsor. As a large central bank we provide sizable computing resources and have unique, rich and novel datasets.
Candidates must hold (or expect to complete by end-2016) a PhD in economics, finance or other discipline relevant to central bank policymaking. More information about research at the Bank and our offer can be found at
Salary: A minimum of GBP55,000 per annum for the first three years depending on experience, plus benefits and pension.