Senior Economist, Economics and Financial Markets for Asia and the Pacific

Hong Kong, China
Type of contract:

Senior Economist, Economics and Financial Markets for Asia and the Pacific

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Application closing date: 23 June 2019

Purpose of the job:

The BIS Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific has a number of openings for experienced economists for carrying out policy analysis and policy-oriented research on financial stability, monetary policy and macroeconomic issues in the Asia-Pacific region, and supporting the BIS’s cooperative activities with the region’s central banks through joint projects, meetings and conferences.

For these positions, knowledge of the Chinese economy or expertise in capital flows to emerging market economies or in financial innovation/technology would be additional advantages.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Define and carry out high-quality policy analysis and research in the areas of competence, including through BIS and professional journal publications
  • Contribute to regular BIS publications, such as the Annual Economic Report and Quarterly Review
  • Provide analytical input and support to meetings of senior central bank officials, committees and BIS Management, including the preparation of background documents and reports
  • Establish, maintain and develop professional contacts with central banks, academics, market participants and relevant institutions (eg supervisory authorities)
  • Represent the BIS at international meetings and conferences

Qualification and work experience:

  • PhD in economics or finance and/or equivalent working experience gained at a central bank, international financial institution or research institute, or in academia or the private sector
  • Demonstrated track record in high-quality policy analysis and policy-relevant research
  • Close exposure to policy issues of interest to central banks and regulatory agencies in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Depending on the exact position, experience in one of the following areas would be a plus: Chinese economy and financial markets; emerging market economy issues and capital flows; and financial technology (fintech)

Skills required:

  • Very good knowledge of financial and/or monetary economics and experience in analysing topics in these fields at a central bank, international financial institution, research institute, university of international standing or major financial firm
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills in English for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Self-starter, intellectually curious, team player; able to work independently as well as in small teams
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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