Research Economist at Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway)
Advertiser: Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway)
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Finance - International Finance/Macro - Labor; Demographic Economics - Macroeconomics; Monetary
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: Bankplassen 2, Oslo, 0151, Norway (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 3 years
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 19 Dec 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting November, 2020.
Ad text:

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 macroeconomics, 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 publication 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 12 full time research economists and about five part-time research staff, as well as research assistants who support the economists. More details are provided here.

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 macroeconomics, 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

The position is subject to a clean police certificate and a good credit record.

Norges Bank strongly encourages women and experienced researchers to apply.

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 provides funds to cover relocation expenses and support to learn Norwegian. 


Applications must be registered through We will process applications in the order of submission.

Deadline for application: 23:59 CET, November 8, 2020. 

Interviews will primarily be conducted through Zoom, starting in November. Fly-outs will take place in Oslo to the extent conditions permit.

For questions about the position, contact:

Drago Bergholt, research economist (recruitment chair),

Kasper Roszbach, research director,

Knut Are Aastveit, deputy research director,


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