Advertiser: De Nederlandsche Bank
Field(s) of specialization: Econometrics - Macroeconomics; Monetary
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: PO BOX 98, Amsterdam, 1000AB, Netherlands (map)
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Jan 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
Ad text:

Use your research skills in a socially highly relevant environment as a researcher at DNB’s Research Department.

You will have an impact

At DNB your work will have an impact on monetary policy, financial stability and sustainable prosperity. With your research, you will make key contributions to relevant policy discussions. You will work on research projects covering various areas of DNB’s responsibilities. You are expected to publish high-quality research in scientific journals and are encouraged to participate in conferences and research networks.

This is what you will be doing as a researcher at DNB

As a researcher, you will work as an economist in the Research Department within the Economic Policy & Research Division. We are seeking economists who hold, or are close to completing, a PhD in economics or econometrics. You will be part of a team of specialists conducting scientific research in all of DNB’s areas of responsibility. You proactively engage in dialogue with policy officers and fellow researchers to achieve synergy between research and policy. There are good opportunities to interact with the ECB and other national central banks, through working groups and research networks.

What exactly does your job involve?

  • You contribute to DNB's research programmes and communicate the policy implications of your research.
  • You conduct policy-oriented applied economic research.
  • You publish in scientific journals and give presentations about your work.

This is where you will be working

The Economic Policy & Research Division at DNB is responsible for a broad range of topics, including domestic policies, business cycle analysis as well as monetary policy. We also develop and maintain quantitative economic models for forecasting and policy scenario analysis and advance data-driven analysis in our data science hub.

The Economic Policy & Research Division consists of around 70 staff members split into six departments. The Research department consists of 15 colleagues, most of them with a PhD degree, working in an informal, academic atmosphere with ample room for own initiatives and personal development. We encourage you to participate in scientific conferences and research networks and we offer plenty of training facilities.

This is what we need from you

You have excellent analytical and research skills. You are able to explain research results in an accessible way and translate them into clear policy recommendations. You enjoy working together with internal and external parties, and you are able to support the synergy between research and policy. You look forward to investing in knowledge and professional skills by taking targeted training courses.

What other characteristics are we looking for?

  • You hold a PhD in economics or econometrics with excellent grades.
  • You have demonstrable affinity with and knowledge of macroeconomics and monetary economics.
  • You have demonstrable experience in applied economic research. Sound knowledge of empirical econometric methods is a clear plus.
  • We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge of heterogenous agents DSGE models applied to monetary and fiscal policy, including the ability to connect the microeconometric features of large datasets with their macroeconomic implications.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Your writing and oral communication in English are excellent and you are willing to learn Dutch.

Your application

You submit the following documents via the EconJobMarket website: cover letter, job market paper, CV, academic transcript, two reference letters.

Interviews will be online from Monday, 13 December, to Saturday, 18 December 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present at a job seminar.

For further information and questions, please contact Maurice Bun (, head of the Research department.

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