Senior Economic Analyst or Economic Adviser Research

Title
Senior Economic Analyst or Economic Adviser Research
Close date
09/04/2019 05:30
Office location
Wellington

We are seeking a motivated Senior Economic Analyst / Economic Adviser to join the Research team in the Economics Department at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. This position would suit researchers who have recently completed their PhDs or researchers with five or more years of research and policy experience.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is responsible for the formulation and implementation of monetary policy to maintain a stable price level and support maximum sustainable employment.   The Economics Department generates the forecasts and analysis that underpin monetary policy decisions, and has primary responsibility for producing the Bank’s quarterly Monetary Policy Statements. 

The Economics Department generates the forecasts and analysis that underpin monetary policy decisions, and has primary responsibility for producing the Bank’s quarterly Monetary Policy Statements.  The Economics Department also conducts a diverse research programme, focused on empirical and structural macroeconomic modelling, forecasting, econometrics, and macro-finance. The Reserve Bank has access to excellent microeconometric data on households and firms and is particularly interested in strengthening analysis of labour markets, reflecting its dual mandate.

Working within the Research team you will be expected to produce high quality research for publication in refereed journals and to provide advice on issues of relevance for monetary policy.   Successful applicants will have:

  • A post-graduate degree in economics (PhD preferred).
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills.
  • The ability to understand the interface between economic theory and practical policymaking in an open economy context.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional experience with central bank policy issues, labour markets, macro modelling, and open economy macroeconomics would be favourably regarded.  

Informal enquiries about the role can be made to Christie Smith, Manager Research, +64 (0)4 471 3740, or email Christie Smith

 

Please email your CV and Cover Letter to Izzy Koopmans by Tuesday 9 April 2019.  Please indicate which of the vacancies is your preference in your cover letter.