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Central Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) www
Assistant Professor  •  Associate Professor  •  Postdoctoral Scholar  •  Research Assistant
Various fields
Econometrics  •  Finance  •  Macroeconomics; Monetary  •  Microeconomics  •  Behavioral Economics  •  Computational Economics  •  Statistics
13 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
12 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020

Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) & the MNB Department at Corvinus University of Budapest open joint (half-half) researcher position

 I. About the position and job qualifications:

We are looking for excellent experienced, newly qualified, or last year PhDs in economics or related fields, who have a strong background in quantitative methods and/or central banking and/or finance, to contribute to our academic output (both regarding research and teaching) and willing to publish in the leading journals in banking, finance, data science, economics, and econometrics.

Successful candidates are mainly expected: 

  • to engage in high-quality academic research, 
  • to teach in the University’s master program on central banking, while maintaining a low teaching load
  • Also, they may occasionally be requested to do policy-oriented research or
  • provide technical assistance in the Central Bank. 

Applications from candidates working with micro data are also encouraged, as the MNB has an outstanding research environment, with access to many exclusive micro-level data sets. The MNB jointly with the Department is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits

II. Application procedure: 

Knowledge of Hungarian is preferred but not required. Applications will be accepted online through To apply, please upload 1) a cover letter, 2) CV with a list of publications, 3) copy of at least one recent research paper, and 4) three letters of reference. Application deadline for the candidates of the European Job Market and the ASSA meetings2 December 2019. Selected applicants will be interviewed at the European Job Market for Economists in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on December 18-19, 2019 and at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, CA, January 3-5, 2020 or at another mutually convenient place. 

III. About the employer:

The Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary) established the MNB Department at Corvinus University of Budapest in 2015 to enhance the reputation of the University as a world-class teaching and research institution. To achieve this goal, the Head of the MNB Department has both academic and professional experience. Besides his academic roles, he is also the Head of the Directorate for International Monetary Policy Analysis and Training of Economic Sciences at the Central Bank of Hungary. The institutional presence of the central bank gives an excellent research opportunity with unique data sets available.

The Department also consists of faculty members with outstanding professional experience (e.g., IMF, ECB, Bank of England, MNB) and with PhDs from top schools (e.g., from France, Netherlands, and Spain). Information on the members and lecturers of the Department may be found here in Hungarian.

IFurthermore, the MNB Department launched a unique lecture series, the Economania with internationally renowned experts, whose articles and interviews may be found on the Department’s blog in English.

1 As for the MNB, please see the list of MNB researches published in international journals on this link.


* For further information, please feel free to e-mail us at, Cc: Ms Katalin Juhász at

! In case you are interested in research positions in the MNB & the MNB Department, even after the Job markets), please do not hesitate to contact us via our contacts mentioned above, as we may have further open positions in 2020.


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Letters of reference required: 3

Location of job: Magyar Nemzeti Bank HQ: 9 Szabadság tér, Budapest, 1054, AND, Magyar Nemzeti Bank Department at Corvinus University: 8 Fővám tér, Budapest, Hungary, 1093, Hungary

The recruiter is interviewing applicants at the following conferences:
RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment www
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) www
Postdoctoral Scholar  •  Lecturer  •  Other academic  •  Other nonacademic  •  Senior Lecturer  •  Student  •  Research Assistant
Various fields
Development; Growth  •  Econometrics  •  Environmental; Ag. Econ.  •  Experimental Economics  •  Microeconomics  •  Behavioral Economics  •  Urban; Rural; Regional Economics  •  Computational Economics  •  Decision Sciences
1 Oct 2019
3 Dec 2019
31 Mar 2020
30 Sep 2020

The RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) is a research institute co-founded in 2018 by Resources for the Future (RFF) and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC). The Institute’s mission is to improve environmental, energy, and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement. The Institute is committed to being a central focal point for research insights and policy solutions within Europe, and connecting that work internationally. This is achieved by combining excellence in environmental and energy economics with the climate science and policy competences. EIEE has strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in topics ranging from environmental research, climate change, economics, energy systems but also sustainability transitions and policy evaluation. This implies a very interactive, collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment and research experience.

EIEE is currently encouraging applications for several junior and senior researcher positions in one of two macro-areas of research:

  • Climate Change Economics and Integrated Assessment Modelling (ref. 9340)
  • Digitalization and Environmental Economics (ref. 9375)

Duties will be carried out in Milan (Italy) in the heart of the vibrant design district (@ BASE). The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different research background and nationalities. She/he will focus on writing top quality scientific papers, will be engaged in a global network and will have the chance to attend major conferences.

Detailed job descriptions:

Climate Change Economics and Integrated Assessment Modelling (ref. 9340): duties associated with this research position include maintaining and developing the WITCH IAM. This can be related to aspects such as energy systems modelling, macro-economic modelling, analysis of distributional impacts, technological change, uncertainty and decision theory. The ideal candidate holds (or is close to completing) a PhD in economics, or engineering/mathematics/physics/computer science/statistics coupled with an economic background. Proficiency in at least one programming, modelling or statistical language (i.e. R, GAMS, Stata, Python, or Julia) is an important requirement. Previous experience in (integrated assessment) modelling, as well as a proven publication track record, will be particularly valued. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential for this position.

Digitalization and Environmental Economics (ref. 9375): the successful applicants will be working within the ERC Starting Grant 2D4D, “Disruptive Digitalization for Decarbonization”. The aim of the project is to quantify the technical and socio-economic impacts of digital technologies in three key hard-to-decarbonize sectors: industry, transport and buildings. To this end, the project will apply multi-methods approaches including econometric analysis, big data analytics, qualitative case studies, expert elicitations and quantitative methods. Therefore, a variety of academic backgrounds will be considered for this position, including, but not limited to, empirical economists, innovation system analysts, economic geographers, public policy analysts. The ideal candidates hold (or are close to completing) a PhD in economics, policy analysis, innovation studies, public economics or related areas of research. Previous experience with multi-method research approaches, as well as a solid publication record, will be particularly valued. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential for these positions.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Assignments are expected to being in early-mid 2020. The appointment period will be initially of one year, renewable for up to two more years. The gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience and competitive with major research centres in Europe.


When required in the application form, applicants should upload a detailed curriculum vitae with the list of publications, the job market paper (or a writing sample), and the contact information of two references. Applied researchers doing data analysis or coding are required also attach a text file containing code example (max. two pages of any *.do/*.R/*.gms/*.py/*.m/*.jl code written by the applicant).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and are then required to also submit two letters of recommendation. The institute will interview at the 2019 European Job Market, in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), on Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 19. For any further information or clarification, please contact

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the “Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment” published to the following url:

(Deadline: March 31, 2020)

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Location of job: Via Bergognone 34, c/o BASE, Milan, 20144, Italy

The recruiter is interviewing applicants at the following conference:
Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
University of Luxembourg (Université du Luxembourg/Universität Luxemburg) www
Research Assistant
Computational Economics  •  Management, General
16 May 2020
1 Aug 2020
1 Aug 2020

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg invites applications for a:

Postdoctoral researcher in nonrenewable resource and sustainable development

  • Ref: RCREQ0004092 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
  • Fixed-term 24-months contract, extendable depending on the acquisition of external funding
  • Full-time position (40 h/week)
  • Starting date: September 1, 2020
  • Employee status
Your role
  • The post-doctoral researcher will be working within the Department of Economics and Management and is expected to contribute to research in the area of growth theory and sustainable development.
  • We particularly encourage researchers with interests in theoretical and numerical research with a focus on the relationship between nonrenewable resource and sustainable development.
  • The main tasks include writing academic papers, participating actively in the life of the department (e.g. seminars, workshops), and interacting with PhD candidates, especially within the economic growth group.
  • A contribution to teaching activities (up to 2 hours a week) is expected.
  • The post-doctoral researcher will be under the supervision of Dr. Benteng Zou and Prof. Dr. Andreas Irmen.
Your profile
  • PhD degree in Economics with strong background in growth theory and computational economics.
  • Very good English language skills.
  • Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment.
  • Curiosity and self-motivation.
We offer
  • Fully-funded position with a competitive salary.
  • An exciting international and multilingual research environment.
  • Personal work space at the University (full-time contracts require the candidate to work at the University premises).
  • Gender-friendly workplace.
Further information

Applications should be submitted online before 1 August, 2020 in English and should include the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A motivation letter with a description of research interests and plans for the coming two years (2 pages max).
  • Copies of two research papers or a copy of the PhD dissertation.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Link :

Questions about the position should be sent to and

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an e-interview starting from 15 August, 2020.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Letters of reference required: 4

Location of job: 4 rue Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg, 2180, Luxembourg

Oxford Martin School
University of Oxford www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Any field
4 Jun 2020
8 Jul 2020
8 Jul 2020

New technologies have the potential to fundamentally disrupt economic growth, investment, savings, consumption, employment, incomes, pensions, careers and productivity. Yet our understanding of what this will mean for the global economy, and how it will impact on markets, cities and societies is, at best, limited.

We are looking for an individual to undertake an exciting and varied role as a part of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change team. The Researcher will undertake a wide range of activities to contribute to both the programme and to the research consortium ‘Horizon 2020 “Technequality: Understanding the Relation between Recent Technological Innovations and Social Inequalities.” This is a European Commission funded research collaboration between several leading European institutions and the Oxford Martin School.

The Researcher will work closely with the team to master existing conceptual and theoretical discussions, be familiar with the literature and provide original insights and evidence to contribute to the success of programme. Areas to be covered by the programme include the implications of technological change for employment, incomes, and location of activities as well as the potential disruptive consequences for businesses and commerce. The programme will provide insights into innovation and the application of new technologies that have the potential to disrupt economies. Managing your own research activities within guidelines provided by the Principal Investigators you will contribute to wider project planning, including ideas for new research projects; contribute to the design of research materials and make arrangements for data gathering; gather, analyse and present qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources; undertake comprehensive and systematic literature reviews and write up the results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or for presentation at conferences or public meetings; contribute to research publications, book chapters, reviews, policy briefs and white papers.

We are inviting applications from across disciplines including those with a combination of degrees in Economics with Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Medicine or other to address these global challenges and contribute to the multidisciplinary environment at the Oxford Martin School. You must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology or Medicine with some relevant experience

This full-time position is fixed term for 2 years.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained by following the link below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.

Only applications received before 12:00 noon BST on 8th July 2020 can be considered.

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Letters of reference required: 3

Location of job: Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD, United Kingdom

* The date by which applications should be submitted to be given full consideration by the recruiter (e.g. the date the recruiter will start reviewing applications and selecting candidates for interview).