JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

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Graduate Economist 2022

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468462
Date Posted: 11/25/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Graduate Economist 2022
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CHINA
JEL Classification: H0 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is charged with the responsibility for maintaining the stability and integrity of the monetary and financial systems of Hong Kong. There is now an excellent opportunity for eligible candidates to apply for the following post:

Graduate Economist (2022 intakes)
(Monthly fixed pay at $49,000+ plus a lump-sum pay upon Programme completion)

The HKMA operates a two-year Graduate Economist (GE) Programme. A GE will undergo on-the-job training in two to three different posts in economic research and macro-surveillance. On completion of the Programme and subject to satisfactory performance, a GE will be appointed as an Economist. There is flexibility of further job rotation after appointment to widen one’s exposure and horizon for long-term career development in central banking.


• Holder of a Postgraduate’s degree in economics, finance or a related field
• Strong analytical ability and good social and economic sense
• Strong skills in econometrics and data management
• Good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
• Excellent command of English, preferably conversant in Chinese

(Current final-year students are welcome to apply. If selected, their appointments will be subject to the production of proof of the required academic qualification.)

Selection Process

All applicants are required to submit a short essay of around 300 words with their applications. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to join the selection process, which comprises a written test, group discussion and interviews.

Remuneration Package

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. Fringe benefits include medical and dental benefits, paid annual leave, training sponsorship and reimbursement of professional membership fee.

How to apply

Please submit your application online (

Completed application should reach the HKMA by 10 December 2021. Applicants should ensure their applications reach the HKMA via the designated submission channel(s) well before the stated closing time, taking into account circumstances such as internet delay or file size restriction. Those not contacted by the HKMA within three months from the close of application should consider their applications filed for future reference.

Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request. You may contact the Recruitment Officer at 55/F., Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong.

The HKMA is an equal opportunities employer. More information on the HKMA can be found at the website

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 12/10/2021