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Head of Macroeconomic Analysis

Office location: Basel
Department: Monetary & Economic Department
Unit: Economic & Financial Analysis
Service: Macroeconomic Analysis
Employment - Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 07/02/2021


Principal responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of experienced economists identifying global macroeconomic and financial developments of interest to central banks. 
  • Monitor and regularly report on global macroeconomic developments of particular relevance for central banks.
  • Prepare the BIS background notes for the bimonthly Global Economy Meeting of central bank Governors.
  • Identify key issues for discussion at special meetings organised for senior representatives of central banks and private sector chief economists, and contribute to background documents for such meetings.
  • Annual Economic Report: contribute to chapters/sections dealing with macroeconomic developments in the global economy.
  • Carry out economic research in the area of macroeconomics and financial developments for BIS and other publications, as well as with a view to supporting BIS meetings.
  • Represent the BIS at conferences, international meetings, and central banking and economics events. Establish and maintain contacts with the profession.


Qualification and work experience:

  • MA or PhD degree in economics with emphasis on macroeconomics, monetary policy and finance.
  • At least ten years of relevant job experience. A track record of leading teams of senior economists to produce high-quality work on a wide range of issues of relevance for central banks.
  • Considerable practical experience in macroeconomic analysis for monetary policy purposes.
  • Experience in preparing regular macroeconomic assessments for a central bank, a ministry of finance/economics, an international financial organisation, or a major financial institution. 



  • Ability to identify and analyse international macroeconomic, monetary and financial linkages of relevance to central banks. 
  • Flexibility in applying economic analysis to unfamiliar issues; experience in discerning what is important; ability to write effective notes for senior central bankers.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills in English for both technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to guide and edit the work of other economists. Ability to present effectively analytical work, including to management and senior policymakers.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong collaborative and team spirit. Ability to liaise effectively with colleagues working in other areas.
  • Excellent knowledge of institutions/statistics of the major economies. Knowledge and prior experience of economic forecasting highly desirable.



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