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2021 PhD Fellowship Programme (Monetary & Economic Department)

Office location: Basel
Department: Monetary & Economic Department
Employment - Duration: Between 3 and 11 months
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 30/09/2020


2021 PhD Fellowship programme (Monetary and Economic Department)

Are you a PhD student in economics, finance or a related field? Do you want to acquire practical experience in policy research and analysis in monetary and financial stability issues?

The PhD fellowship programme at the BIS offers you the opportunity to work in an international financial institution at the intersection of research and policy, working alongside experienced economists and research analysts. This programme will give you practical experience in supporting central banks and other financial authorities and contributing to high-level meetings and BIS publications.

Fellowship duration:   between 3 and 11 months
Start date:   flexible, from 1st April 2021


  • Conduct research in collaboration with BIS economists
  • Research projects related to the fields of financial intermediation and regulation, financial innovation and digitisation, monetary policy, fiscal policy, international finance, international spillovers, economic consequences of COVID-19


  • Enrolment in a PhD programme in economics, finance or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of financial and monetary economics, with specialisation in topics relevant to the BIS research agenda
  • Experience in conducting research in relevant fields
  • Ability to apply tools used in economic analysis to a range of topics


What do we offer?

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for a period between three months and up to 11 months. We offer a competitive net of tax salary, health insurance coverage and travel and relocation assistance. This position is in Basel, Switzerland, and our status as an international organisation allows us to recruit globally regardless of nationality.

Application process:

To apply please submit your CV (in English) including the names of at least two referees and a cover letter summarising your research topics.


Application deadline:  30 September 2020



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

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