Research Economist at Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway, Oslo)
Advertiser: Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway)
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Finance - Labor; Demographic Economics - Macroeconomics; Monetary - Real Estate
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: Bankplassen 2, Oslo, 0151, Norway (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 9 Nov 2019
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 17 Nov 2019
Ad text:


Research economist


The research department of Norges Bank, the Central Bank of Norway has an opening for a research economist. Candidates should have obtained or be about to obtain their PhD in economics, financial economics or a related field, preferably with a specialization in a topic related to monetary economics, labor economics, financial intermediation or financial stability. The working language in the research department is English. 


The research department works on issues of relevance for monetary policy, financial stability and financial markets. Research economists spend half their time conducting high-quality research that addresses issues of interest to a central bank aimed at ultimately being published in international peer-reviewed academic journals. In the other half they provide research-based analyses to policy departments on topical issues related to monetary policy, financial stability, macroprudential policy and financial markets. Research economists disseminate relevant internal and external research to the Bank’s staff and liaison with academic and research institutions.


The research department consists of 13 full time research economists and about five part-time research staff, as well as research assistants who support the economists.


Job description

·      Conduct original research for publication in high-quality refereed journals, and applied research and analyses for the Bank’s policy departments

·      Present own and other policy relevant research effectively to policymakers and academics

·      Develop and maintain relationships with central banks, universities and other relevant research institutions 



·      Have or about to obtain a PhD in economics, financial economics or a related field, preferably with a specialization in monetary economics, labor economics, financial intermediation or financial stability

·      A deep interest in policy issues of relevance to a central bank

·      A sincere interest in contributing to the research group and Norges Bank as a whole

·      Excellent communication and presentation skills


Please note that the position is subject to a clean police certificate and a good credit record.


We offer

The bank offers an excellent research infrastructure (IT resources, data access, research assistance) and encourages participation in international conferences/workshops and collaboration with external researchers with a generous travel budget. Salary is competitive, working terms are flexible.


Norges Bank is an equal opportunities employer and encourages women to apply. Funds to cover relocation expenses are provided. Support to learn Norwegian is offered to foreign staff.



Applications must be registered at


Deadline for application: 23:59 CET, November 10, 2019


Interviews will primarily be conducted at the European Job Market in Rotterdam, December 18-19, 2019. For candidates who cannot attend the European Job market an interview may be scheduled at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, January 3-5, 2020.


For questions about the position, contact: 

Kasper Roszbach, research director,

Vegard Larsen, research economist (recruitment chair),


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