Sveriges Riksbank (Central Bank of Sweden), Stockholm, Sweden
Financial Stability Research Economists

The Research Division at Sveriges Riksbank seeks financial stability research economists.

Sveriges Riksbank, located in Stockholm, is the central bank of Sweden. The Riksbank's main tasks are to maintain price stability and to promote a safe and efficient payment system in Sweden. The Riksbank's main instrument for implementing monetary policy is the repo rate. As part of its financial stability policy, the bank makes regular assessments of risk levels in the major Swedish commercial banks and the financial infrastructure.

The Research Division is planning to hire up to two full-time research economists with a specialization in financial stability research. Research economists conduct research in areas of importance to central banking, including macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial stability, and banking. The division organizes academic conferences, hosts an international seminar series, and has an active visitors program as well as mutual visiting programs with the Federal Reserve System. Some staff members also teach part-time at a university.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Research Division plans to fill two vacancies for a senior or junior research economist, as of 2013, with expertise in theoretical or empirical research on financial stability, macroprudential policy, financial markets or banking. Experience with empirical work is considered a merit. People applying for a senior position should have a solid research background in their field. People applying for a junior position need to have obtained a PhD in economics or finance, or be close to doing so.

Candidates are expected to produce high-quality research for publication in peer-reviewed journals and to provide policy support to the Financial Stability Department. Accordingly, an ability to present complex issues effectively and to communicate research results and analytical findings to policymakers is very important. The average distribution between research and policy work is 80/20.

The working languages at the Research Division are English and Swedish. Proficiency in Swedish is not required. The Riksbank offers a competitive wage package. For details on the position and the research division, see: http://www.riksbank.se/research/jobopening

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, upload a vita, three letters of recommendation and one relevant research paper to http://www.econjobmarket.org. Should this website not be available close to the submission deadline, then applications can be submitted directly to lena.lofgren@riksbank.se

Applications must be received by December 10, 2012, but we encourage early applications. The reviewing process will be continuous.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, January 4-6, 2013 or at another agreed-upon location.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information, check http://www.riksbank.se/research, or contact:
- Tor Jacobson, head of research, Tel +46 8 787 06 97, tor.jacobson@riksbank.se
- Kasper Roszbach, deputy director of monetary policy, Tel +46 8 787 08 23, kasper.roszbach@riksbank.se



Posted 11/11/12