Economist / Senior Economist

Closing on: Jan 31, 2024
Job Categories: Senior Economist
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Basel Switzerland

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) invites applications for the position of Economist / Senior Economist in its Monetary and Economic Department (MED). We are looking for recent PhDs as well as candidates with professional experience to join our team.

The BIS serves as a forum for global central bank cooperation. Economists in MED conduct research and analyse policy issues as the hub for the world’s central banking community. The work of BIS economists attracts a worldwide audience of senior policymakers in central banks and supervisory authorities, researchers in academia and in the policy world, as well as financial market professionals.

By joining MED as an Economist you will:

• be engaging in innovative research on topics of relevance for central banks and regulators,
• contributing to the drafting of policy notes for meetings of central bank officials,
• serving in policy working groups and committees,
• advising senior management on issues within their field of expertise,
• benefit from working in a unique, international environment that offers flexible, hybrid working
options with a blend of onsite work or home office.

Qualifications and requirements:

• a PhD in economics or finance, preferably in the areas headlined;
• a strong interest in policy-oriented research;
• proven track record in identifying and addressing complex policy issues;
• and excellent writing and communication skills in English.

Who we are:

The Bank for International Settlements is a diverse organization with colleagues from over 60 countries. By joining us in the international city of Basel, you will work in a unique, highly rewarding, and international work environment. We truly value diversity and inclusion and want to reflect the world we serve. We want the best people to work for us in an inclusive environment so we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. At the BIS, we value equality and diversity in all its forms and one way we support diversity and inclusion is through our staff-run networks. You can discover more about diversity at the BIS onr our website (

What the BIS offers:

We want your time at BIS to be a rewarding and career-enriching experience. We offer an agile and flexible working environment with hybrid working opportunities including home office and working from abroad days. To support our international applicants, we offer relocation support that extends to your dependent family members. In addition, thanks to our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, including support for working families including childcare and education allowances (where applicable). Finally, we offer a genuinely unique international working environment, which will give you exposure to the global financial system and the opportunity to collaborate with passionate experts from all over the world.

Please apply with your cover letter, CV, at least one recent research paper and three letters of reference via the link below by 25 November 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed virtually. Please note that you should submit your application for this role only to one of these platforms: JOE/ASSA/SSRN.


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