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August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

The World Bank Group

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Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464418
Date Posted: 11/22/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
JEL Classifications:
D0 -- General
E0 -- General
F0 -- General
G0 -- General
H0 -- General
I0 -- General
J0 -- General
O0 -- General
Development Economics
Applied microeconomics
Public finance
International economics
Institutional economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The World Bank Research Hub based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is seeking to recruit research economists. The Malaysia Research Hub is a regional center of excellence for research on all areas of economic development. The Malaysia Research Hub is the result of collaboration between the World Bank Chief Economist Office for East Asia and the Pacific (EAPCE) and the Development Economic Research Group (DECRG). The hub’s main mandates are 1) conducting policy relevant and applied research of regional and global significance and 2) building a community of development researchers in the region. The hub has been in operation for four years and is looking to renew and expand its activities over the foreseeable future. Its main products and activities to date can be seen by visiting

Research economists are expected to maintain a strong scholarly publication record, to help build a research community in the region, and to provide relevant policy advice and analysis to the rest of the World Bank and policymakers in client countries.

We are interested in attracting candidates with interests in areas of economics relevant to development, including macroeconomics, public finance, international economics, trade, finance, applied microeconomics, and institutional economics.

We seek candidates with (i) strong technical skills; (ii) a record of – or good prospects for – publication of high-quality original research in peer-reviewed journals; (iii) the ability to communicate knowledge and expertise for the benefit of policy makers and development practitioners; and (iv) excellent spoken and written proficiency in English. We are considering new PhDs as well as more experienced candidates with relevant post-doctoral academic or non-academic experience.

Please submit a CV, job market or recent paper, and three references via the JOE online application system.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
  • Research Papers
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Application Deadline Has Passed