The European Central Bank

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Senior Economist - Strategic Issue Section DG/MP at The European Central Bank

Type of contract

Fixed-term contract which may be converted into a permanent contract after three years subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply?

EU nationals


F/G (2) (minimum full time monthly net salary €5,451 and benefits, see further information section)

Role specialisation

Economics and Monetary Policy

Working time

Full time

Place of work

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date


Your team

  • You will be part of the Monetary Policy Strategy Division in the Directorate General Monetary Policy. Our Division analyses and assesses the ECB’s monetary policy stance and reviews the implementation and effectiveness of the ECB’s monetary policy strategy. In your role as Senior Economist you will be part of the Strategy Issues Section, in which 12 members of staff review the implementation and effectiveness of the internal and external elements of the monetary policy strategy. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining models and tools to assess the monetary policy stance and analyse its transmission to the economy. You will work closely with senior management and interact with the Executive Board on key policy issues.
  • The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

  • develop econometric and structural models for assessing the monetary policy stance, looking at both standard and non-standard monetary policy instruments;
  • establish and maintain conceptual and quantitative assessments of the macroeconomic effects of monetary policy;
  • participate in preparing monetary policy decisions and monetary policy communication;
  • contribute to policy notes and briefing material for members of the Executive Board and senior management of the ECB;
  • contribute to the official publications of the ECB, as well as other publications, presentations and speeches.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to use state-of-the-art modelling tools to analyse policy-relevant issues, to present your own research and to contribute to the policy discussion. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a master’s degree or equivalent in economics or finance or another relevant field ( for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of seven years’ experience in the field of economic research or public policy;
  • experience in theoretical or empirical modelling of monetary policy;
  • strong quantitative skills, including sound experience in the application of econometric and structural modelling to policy analysis;
  • proven experience in preparing briefings, policy notes and official communication on monetary policy;
  • a sound and thorough understanding of monetary policy, policy operations, the financial system and macroeconomic developments;
  • excellent analytical skills, sound policy judgement and the ability to examine policy issues critically within a broader economic and institutional context;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to .


  • a PhD and a research and publication record in macroeconomics, preferably related to monetary and financial economics;
  • a willingness to support other team members in the achievement of common goals and to build open and trusting relationships within and across teams;
  • intellectual curiosity and a keen interest in bringing economic theory and quantitative methods to bear on real-world economic issues and policy analyses;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • the ability to adapt existing tools and models to new policy analysis needs under time pressure.

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs. You are skilled at encouraging people to develop their abilities and are able to build up high-performing teams.

You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of the team. You are aware of your strengths and areas for development and know what motivates you to perform at your highest level.

Working modalities

We are willing to discuss part-time arrangements.

Further information

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Claus Brand, on +49 (0)69 1344 7053.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It may include a pre-recorded video interview in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – a written exercise, a presentation and interviews.


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