Banca d'Italia
4 Research Fellowships For Economists

Banca d'Italia, the Italian central bank, will be awarding four research fellowships for young economists with experience in applied economic research and its policy implications in the following fields:
A. 1 research fellowship - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Applied Macroeconomics.
B. 1 research fellowship - Financial Economics; Banks; Financial Institutions and Markets; Financial Stability; Macroprudential Policy.
C. 1 research fellowship - International Economics; Trade, International Finance, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance.
D. 1 research fellowship - Public Economics and Fiscal Policy; Structural Policies: Applied Macroeconomic Analysis and Macroeconomic Aspects (Labour and Demography; Industrial Organization; Law and Economics; Economic Development and Growth).

FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION: The fellowships will be with the Bank's Directorate General for Economics, Statistics and Research in Rome; they are for a term of twelve months, renewable for a further twelve. Winners will be asked to develop a research project of their own.

Winners may also be asked to contribute to policy analysis and to advise senior management on issues within their field of expertise that are of importance to the Bank.

The Bank offers a stimulating working environment and fellows will have the opportunity to participate in high-level academic workshops and seminars and to interact with policymakers. Winners of a fellowship will receive a monthly stipend of Euro 4,000 before tax.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D or equivalent or be nearing completion, i.e. they have finished their examinations (or other preparatory activities) and are only awaiting discussion of their thesis. Applicants must have fluent written and spoken English.

Candidates may choose to be interviewed either in Rome, at the Bank's head office, from 11 to 15 December 2017, or in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, during the annual meeting of the American Economic Association, from 5 to 8 January 2018.

Candidates' research projects will be assessed by a committee of experts. Those who are judged to have completed their work successfully may be invited to participate in a selection procedure for the recruitment of permanent employees in the management career stream. Such candidates must meet the requirements for recruitment by the Bank (be a citizen of Italy or of another EU country or equivalent, hold a university degree recognized in Italy, and enjoy full political rights). They must also have a good knowledge of Italian, which will be assessed during the selection procedure.

For all other matters, candidates should refer to the competition notice, which will be published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana on 3 October 2017 and available on the Bank's website as of the same date.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: When completing their application candidates must follow carefully all the instructions contained in the competition notice, which will be published on the Bank's website (http://www.bancaditalia.it) from 3 October 2017 until 24 November 2017; applications will only be accepted during that period.

Online application URL: http://www.bancaditalia.it/bancaditalia/lavorare/fellowship

Posted:6 Oct 2017