Economists/Research Analysts – Chief Economist Department – Temporary/Interim

Economics and Policy Strategy
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We are looking for economists and research analysts to work on an interim basis in the Economic Risk Analysis division of the Chief Economist department. The selected candidates will support the monitoring of macroeconomic developments and risks in the euro area, the development of analytical tools for macrofinancial risk detection, and research on policy-oriented topics. The selected candidates will report to the team leads within the division.

The Economic Risk Analysis division assesses macroeconomic and financial risks in euro area countries to identify vulnerabilities that could threaten economic stability and trigger a potential need for ESM financial assistance. The division also conducts modelling and research.

The ESM is the permanent crisis resolution mechanism for euro area countries. It provides financial assistance to Members facing financing difficulties. European leaders have agreed to an expanded mandate for the ESM, which it will implement in the years ahead. The ESM will have a stronger role in the analysis of financial stability risks and design of policy measures in programmes, jointly with the European Commission; it will provide the Single Resolution Board with a financial backstop to support effective and orderly resolution of banks. In the context of the current Covid-19 crisis, the ESM has established a precautionary credit line as one important element in the joint European response to the pandemic.

The ESM is a unique place to work with around 210 individuals from around the world committed to making a difference to the future of the euro area. It recruits talented and enthusiastic professionals of any nationality from both the private and public sector.



  • Support the monitoring and analysis of macroeconomic and financial market developments in the euro area, including analytical reports and external publications.

  • Contribute to producing high-quality research on economic topics related to the ESM’s role as a crisis resolution organisation.

  • Support the roll-out of analytical tools that analyse economic and financial developments and risks in the euro area.

  • Contribute to translating analytical results into operational action.

  • Support ESM’s interactions with the economic and research teams of peer organisations, in particular with the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, as well as researchers and analysts in academia and financial market institutions (such as banks).



  • PhD or Master’s degree, preferably in economics, finance, or econometrics

  • Various levels of experience acceptable. For PhD holders, up to two years of relevant research work performed in the context of PhD studies can be considered as relevant work experience

  • Strong knowledge of macroeconomics, including quantitative/econometric skills

  • Some experience in international and European financial institutions is a plus

  • An academic publication track record or experience in country monitoring would be an asset

  • Excellent oral and written English skills, including drafting skills

  • IT literacy



  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Critical and innovative thinking

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Resilience, flexibility, and change

  • Teamwork and collaboration oriented

  • Developing self and others

  • Leveraging diversity and inclusion


Contract duration: three to six months, with possibility of extension

Contractual terms: modalities of this non-ESM staff contract will be discussed directly with the candidate


The ESM aims to provide equal opportunity to all candidates irrespective of their gender, nationality, age, race, culture, education, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability. To further enhance the diversity of our workforce, we particularly encourage women to apply.

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