Research economist at Norges Bank (temporary position, one year)
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: 2021-01-01
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 1 Nov 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 15 Nov 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting October, 2020.
Ad text:

The research department of Norges Bank, the Central Bank of Norway has an opening for a research economist (postdoctoral) on a one-year contract. Candidates should have obtained their PhD in economics or financial economics, with a specialization in a topic related to monetary economics, macroeconomics, labor economics, financial stability or financial intermediation. Previous experience from a central bank or a position as an assistant professor or postdoc is an advantage. The working language 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 12 full time research economists and about five part-time research staff, as well as research assistants who support the economists. More information can be found at

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


• A PhD degree with a specialization in monetary economics, macroeconomics or a financial stability related topic

• 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. Funds to cover relocation expenses are provided. 

The preferred starting date is January 2020, but negotiable.


Deadline for application is: November 1, 2020

Applications must be registered at Interviews will be conducted by Zoom. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis.

We strongly encourage women and experienced researchers to apply.

For questions about the position, contact:

Kasper Roszbach, research director,

Knut Are Aastveit, deputy research director,


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Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Graduation certificate
  • Photo of applicant (optional)
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Transcript of grades (optional)
  • Second paper (optional)
  • Third paper (optional)
  • Contact information for references (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2
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