Research economist at Norges Bank (Bank of Norway)

Norges Bank (Bank of Norway)
Oslo, Norway
Competitive salary, pension program, generous travel budget, flexible working terms
Nov 07, 2017
Dec 03, 2017
Government & Institutions
Economist, Researcher
Contract Type

The research department of Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway has an opening for a research economist (postdoctoral). The contract has a three-year duration, after which it is possible to apply for open permanent positions at the bank. Candidates should have obtained or be about to obtain their PhD in economics or finance, preferably with a specialization in a topic related to financial stability, monetary economics or other areas in macroeconomics or financial economics of interest for central banks. Experienced economists who are interested in a multi-year secondment can also apply. The working language is English. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language is useful but not required.

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 11 full time research economists and about five part-time research staff, as well as research assistants who support the economists.

More information about the research department:

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

Job qualifications

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

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

•A sincere interest in contributing to the research group and the bank as a whole

•Excellent communication and presentation skills

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. Support to learn Norwegian is offered to foreign staff.


All applications must be registered in Norges Bank’s electronic system. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to Apply at:

Deadline for application: December 3, 2017.

Interviews will be conducted in Oslo and at the ASSA meeting in Philadelphia, January 5-7, 2018.

For questions about the position, contact:

Kasper Roszbach, research director,

Knut Are Aastveit, deputy research director,