European Central Bank (ECB) Financial Research Division, Directorate General Research
Financial Economists

The Financial Research Division of the European Central Bank (ECB) is interested in hiring PhDs in economics, finance or related fields. The division would particularly like to expand in the fields of empirical banking, monetary policy transmission, supervision and regulation of financial intermediaries, and asset pricing.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Successful candidates will be expected to help the Financial Research Division to fulfill its two main responsibilities: i) Conducting research in financial economics, including work on financial institutions, financial markets, market infrastructure, financial stability, European financial integration, international financial linkages, the design of monetary policy operations, and payment systems; ii) Providing research-based policy advice, including the development and maintenance of empirical models, tools and analytical indicators in the areas mentioned above. Information about the ECB is available at

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in economics, finance or related field required. Candidates currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program must be nearing the completion of their dissertation. Applicants must be nationals of an EU Member State or Croatia.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit a CV, an application letter, a sample of recent research and at least three references to Inquiries can be directed to the same address. All documentation must be received by 25 November 2012. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed at the ASSA meetings in San Diego.

Posted 11/13/12