Senior Economist – EIB – Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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International Public Sector
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Senior Economist – EIB – Luxembourg

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Senior Economist – EIB – Luxembourg


Under the supervision of the Head of Division you will:

  • Prepare economic and financial analysis on topics of critical importance to the EIB and impacting, operational strategies and policies (e.g. investment, investment finance, access to finance for SMEs, innovation, R&D, skills and labour market issues, cohesion policies, etc.)
  • Contribute to the EIB Investment Report, the EIB flagship publication on Investment in Europe and other research products of the Department, with original research
  • Work to further develop the EIB Investment Survey, contributing to survey developments, analytical work, presentation and EIB focused strategic analysis based on the survey
  • Identify clear links between economic analysis and policy and strategy priorities for the EIB, keeping in mind past achievements and future trends
  • Participate in the drafting of key policy papers and reports for senior management and general use;
  • Assess risk, by providing in -depth economic analysis of countries and financial sectors, under the region of own responsibility
  • Propose improvements of processes, procedures, methodologies, and working methods
  • Participate in the design and organisation of roundtables, conferences, seminars and events and support the dissemination of information inside and outside the bank
  • Participate in the development of division and departmental research work plans, assuring that your research activities contributes to the overall program.


  • PhD or equivalent degree in Economics or related field or a relevant Master’s degree plus additional highly relevant academic or experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of solid experience in applied economic research.
  • Broad knowledge of all of the most common areas of economics, including applied quantitative methods.
  • Previous research experience with firm level data (e.g. ORBIS) and strong quantitative skill.
  • Research experience in topics associated to EU Cohesion, income convergence and inclusion, labour market and skill issues, energy transition and climate and more generally structural issues related to investment, will be considered a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent drafting and presentation skills in English, ability to communicate with clarity and concision.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).
Closing date for applications 03 January 2020 before midnight.
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