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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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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 (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3

Leipzig, Germany  •  map
Starts 2020-10-01. Duration: 3 years
Erik Hille www
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Environmental; Ag. Econ.  •  International Trade
24 Jul 2020
22 Aug 2020
1 Nov 2020

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks among the leading international business schools. HHL is the oldest institute for higher education in business in the German-speaking world and is accredited by AACSB International. Its goal is to educate effective, responsible, and entrepreneurial business leaders through excellence in research, teaching and practice. HHL stands out as an entrepreneurial institution with its clear research focus, its outstanding teaching and its effective knowledge transfer into practice, as well as in the exceptional service for students.

The Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics
is searching for a new
Research Associate in Economics (m/f/d)
to join our team at the earliest date possible, preferably from October 2020 onwards.
(Full-time position, 40 hours a week, 3 years fixed-term contract, opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree)

About us:

The Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics consists of a committed team, pursuing a wide variety of research and teaching activities. Our research is focused primarily at the intersection of environmental economics, international trade and competitiveness, analyzing issues such as the effects of environmental policies on trade flows, innovation activity, and labor markets. In our classes, we aim to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles and models of economic reasoning in the fields of macroeconomics, international economics, and competitiveness. Moreover, we teach classes on statistical methods to facilitate the empirical application of this knowledge.

Your tasks and doctoral studies:

During your time at the chair, you will contribute to both research and teaching activities. On the one hand, you will participate in empirical research projects, and prepare high-quality academic and practice-orientated publications. On the other hand, you will support the preparation of lectures and supervise students with their master's thesis and practical projects. In conjunction with the position, you will be given the opportunity to pursue a doctorate. As part of HHL’s doctoral program, you will meet students from all over the world with diverse experience in both academia and business practice, and become part of the global network.

Your profile:

We are looking for a candidate with an above-average university degree in economics (or a related field), who is dedicated and proactive, has a keen interest in scientific work, and is comfortable with applying quantitative methods. Ideally, your main interest is in environmental or climate economics as well as fields related to competitiveness. Knowledge in macroeconomics and international economics will be an asset when supporting the teaching activities. While you are fluent in English, knowledge of German is desirable but not essential.

We offer you, among other things, a professional and inspiring work environment as well as close integration into research networks and transfer projects. We are looking forward to receiving your application (Cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and, if possible, an example of a prior academic paper), which we request you to send via e-mail to until August 22, 2020.

For content-related inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Althammer. Further information are available at

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Althammer
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Chair of Macroeconomics
Jahnallee 59 - 04109 Leipzig - Germany
Tel.: +49 341 9851-871 / E-Mail:

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Jahnallee 59, Leipzig, 04109, Germany (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: 2020-10-01
Job duration: 3 years

Job can be done remotely
Flexible start date. Duration: 6 months
Milena Almagro www
University of Chicago www
Research Assistant
Various fields
Industrial Organization  •  International Trade  •  Urban; Rural; Regional Economics
11 Jul 2020
1 Oct 2020
1 Oct 2020

Milena Almagro, a prospective faculty member in Chicago Booth's Microeconomics group is seeking to hire students for part-time research assistance. The work would relate to research described at The position is projected to require 5-10 hours per week through the end of the calendar year.

Potential hires should be fluent in Dutch, as they will be expected to work with data from the Netherlands, and proficient in Stata. Examples of such data that are publicly available can be found at Candidates will be expected to work with restricted access census microdata from the Netherlands ( at later stages of the project. Notions of the institutional setting in the Netherlands (housing, education, immigration, etc.) and/or of any programming language such as Julia or Matlab will be positively valued, but are by no means necessary. Candidates who can legally work in the US will have priority.

Ideally, candidates should be interested in urban economics, spatial economics, trade/economic geography, public policy, or empirical industrial organization. If interested, please email your CV and a short note describing your research interests to

To apply, send a message to (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Job can be done remotely.
Degree required: None
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 6 months

Oxford, United Kingdom  •  map
Flexible start date. Duration: 1 year
University of Oxford www
Research Assistant
Any field
29 Jul 2020
2 Sep 2020
2 Sep 2020

146507- Research Assistant in Economics

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford

Grade 6: £30, 046-£34,804 p.a.

Full time, 1 year fixed term contract

Applicants are invited to apply for a research assistantship to join the Department of Economics from autumn 2020. The post holder will be a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research as part of the ERC research project “Monetary Economics and Communication: New Data, New Tools, New and Old Questions”. The post is full-time and for a duration of 1 year.

The post-holder will have relevant experience to contribute to wider project planning, and will implement research methodologies under the lead of Prof Michael McMahon’s ERC research project.

You will hold a first degree and ideally will be working towards or have the intention to work towards a doctorate in a specialised discipline. You will also possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work with established research programmes. You will have skills including some econometric analysis, data science techniques including textual analysis, Python programming skills and/or experience with survey design and analysis.

This is a one-year, fixed-term contract (externally-funded) post which can commence from Autumn 2020.

The closing date for applications is BST 12 noon on 2nd September 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held virtually during week commencing 14th September

Applications should be made via Econjobmarket and should include a CV, a supporting statement, a piece of your research together with the names and contact details of two references.

For further information and to apply for this position, please go to:

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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Location of job: Department of Economics (University of Oxford), Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3UQ, United Kingdom (map)
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting September, 2020.

Frankfurt am Main, Germany  •  map
Flexible start date.
Deutsche Bundesbank www
Research Assistant  •  Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Various fields
Finance  •  Macroeconomics; Monetary  •  Statistics
16 Jul 2020
8 Aug 2020
9 Aug 2020
9 Aug 2020

The Deutsche Bundesbank is an integral part of the ESCB and, as one of the world’s largest central banks, works in the public interest. Our business areas are monetary policy, banking supervision, financial stability, cash management and payment systems.

To work in the Research Centre at our Central Office in Frankfurt am Main, initially on a one- to two-year contract, we are looking to recruit a part-time (50 %)

Research Assistant

What the job entails

Your role will be to provide support to Research Centre staff in the area of empirical macroeconomics, in particular time series modelling and multivariate statistical analysis.

Working in an international team, you will contribute to the Deutsche Bundesbank's decision-making process by providing insights into fundamental issues based on academic research. In your work, you will have access to excellent IT and data resources and interact with leading international academics.

What we have to offer

Alongside a unique set of tasks in an international environment, we offer attractive employment conditions (e.g. a free Rhein-Main JobTicket). We can support you in the completion of your PhD and also promote a healthy work-life balance in a variety of ways. The remuneration for this position corresponds to pay grade 13 of the wage agreement for the public sector (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst).

What we are looking for

- Accredited master’s degree or comparable qualification in economics, finance or statistics, with above-average results; ideally, enrolled in or pursuing a PhD programme in economics or finance

- Working towards a specialisation in empirical macroeconomics, macroeconometrics, or macro-finance

- Firm grounding in mathematical/statistical applications (e.g. MATLAB, R, or Stata)

- Experience in using high-level programming languages such as Fortran, C or CUDA as well as good knowledge of data services such as Bloomberg, Datastream or Haver would be advantageous

- Strong analytical and conceptual skills

- Ability to work independently

- Ability to work well in a team

- Very good command of written and spoken English; a sound command of German would be an advantage

Disabled applicants will be given preference where candidates are equally qualified for the position. The Deutsche Bundesbank promotes the equality of men and women in the workplace. Therefore we particularly welcome applications from women.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ms Caren-Berit Roediger in Human Resources on +49 (0)69 9566 8433. Specific questions about the research assistant position should be directed by email to Dr Guido Schultefrankenfeld (

For more information, visit our website at

We look forward to receiving your online application and supporting documentation (cover letter, CV, certificates and references) by 9 August 2020, quoting the reference number 2020_0522_02.

To apply, visit (See posting for details.)

Location of job: Wilhelm-Epstein-Straße 14, Frankfurt am Main, 60431, Germany (map)
Degree required: Masters
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3

* 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).