JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Bank for International Settlements

Monetary and Economic Department
Economist / Senior Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111462921
Date Posted: 08/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist / Senior Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Basel, SWITZERLAND
JEL Classifications:
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F3 -- International Finance
G1 -- General Financial Markets
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
L -- Industrial Organization
Keywords:
banking
macroeconomics
financial markets
industrial organisation
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 in the ongoing debate about financial innovation and digitisation. 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.

Please apply with your CV, at least one recent research paper and three letters of reference to the link below by 27 November 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, California from 3 to 5 January 2020.

Application Requirements:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Job Market Paper
  • Research Papers
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 11/27/2019