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Senior Economist, Bank of Lithuania

Title: Senior Economist, Bank of Lithuania

  • Employer: Bank of Lithuania (Economics Department)
  • Location: Lithuania
  • Position Type: Other Non-Academic
  • Deadline: Dec 1, 2017

  • Job Description:

    The Bank of Lithuania (BoL) is seeking an economist for the Senior Economist position in the Applied Macroeconomic Research Division of the Economics Department. The Division undertakes applied research in macro, monetary, labor and international economics with the aim of contributing to the analytical and policy functions of the Economics Department. The primary aim is to conduct and publish high quality research and to facilitate decision making at the BoL on monetary and other economic policy issues. The team is also responsible for building and developing macroeconomic models that are used in forecasting, scenario analysis and policy evaluation.

    Structural Unit: Applied Macroeconomic Research Division, Economics Department, Economics and Financial Stability Service.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • undertake applied research to contribute to the policy-related work of the Economics Department and conduct economic research for publication in the BoL Working Paper Series and leading academic journals;
    • support the Economics Department as well as other divisions of the BoL in developing models for economic and monetary policy analysis;
    • participate in international economic research projects and working groups within the European System of Central Banks;
    • workload in this position would be allocated to policy questions (about 20%), directed research (40%), and conducting own research (40%) on topics relevant for the central banking community (with precedence given to issues related to the Lithuanian economy).

    Skills and Specifications:
    • PhD in Economics, Econometrics or Finance (final year Ph.D. candidates will also be considered);
    • specialization in areas most relevant for central banks such as macroeconomics, monetary economics, labor or international economics;
    • ability to build and calibrate/estimate heterogeneous agents macro models is considered an advantage (any of OLG, HANK, ABM) or experience in microeconomic/microeconometric analysis (firm, individual, household, etc.);
    • programming ability in R/Matlab/Dynare or equivalent;
    • strong interpersonal and communication skills;
    • fluency in written and spoken English.

    Application Procedure:
    Please submit the following documents to Mr. Mihnea Constantinescu (mconstantinescu@lb.lt) by December 1st, 2017:
    • CV;
    • three relevant research samples;
    • two recommendation letters.

    We will be present at the Spanish Economic Association Symposium and Job Market meeting in Barcelona.

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