Climate Research Economist

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Use your research skills in a high-impact environment as a research economist at the Economic Policy and Research Division of the Dutch Central Bank.

Jij hebt impact

You will have an impact

At DNB your work will have an impact on monetary policy, financial stability and sustainable prosperity. With your research, you will make key contributions to policy discussions related to the energy transition and broader welfare effects. You will focus on research that aims to quantify climate change and related policy impacts on the economy. You are expected to contribute to topical policy debates, publish in scientific journals and are encouraged to participate in conferences and research networks.

This is what you will be doing as a research economist at DNB

As a climate research economist, you will work in the Economic Policy and Research Division of the Dutch central bank. We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague who holds, or is close to completing, a PhD in macroeconomics or econometrics with a focus on modeling the impact of climate change on the economy. Besides the focus on climate change, analyzing imbalances that threaten sustainable macroeconomic growth are also in scope. The insights from your work are important ingredients in advising DNB board members and other policymakers. You proactively engage in dialogue with policy makers and fellow researchers inside and outside DNB to achieve synergy between research and policy.

What exactly does your job involve?

You contribute to policy debates on the transition to a greener and more inclusive economy by:

  • Conducting policy-oriented economic research and report your results in policy notes and scientific journals
  • Developing econometric models that address the impact of climate change and related policy measures on the course of the economy (including stress testing).
  • Contributing to the development of a multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model framework for exploring the impact of shocks to energy supply and prices as well as the impact of other public policies and structural reforms.

Hier doe je dat

This is where you will be working

The Economic Policy & Research Division at DNB is responsible for a broad range of topics, including domestic economic policies, business cycle analysis and monetary policy. The Division consists of around 70 staff members split into six departments. We work in an informal, academic atmosphere with ample room for personal development. We encourage you to participate in scientific conferences and research networks and we offer plenty of training facilities.

Dit breng je mee

This is what we need from you

You have sound analytical and research skills. You are able to explain research results in an accessible way and translate them into clear policy recommendations. You are enthusiastic and thrive on having an actual impact on economic policy making. You enjoy working together with internal and external parties, and you are able to support the synergy between research and policy. You look forward to investing in knowledge as well as professional skills by taking targeted training courses.

What other characteristics are we looking for?

  • A PhD (or close to completing a PhD) in macroeconomics or econometric modelling;
  • Affinity with and sound knowledge of macroeconomics, climate change and economic modelling;
  • Experience in applied economic research. Knowledge of computable general equilibrium (CGE) models and empirical econometric methods is a plus;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • Written and oral communication in English are excellent and you are willing to learn Dutch.
  • Female candidates are preferred.

Dit bieden we je

This is what we offer you

A 36-hour working week right at the heart of today's financial and economic current events. With a reliable and socially involved employer in Amsterdam, who constantly responds to the changing requirements of our environment. And that continuously innovates. As an institution, we are at the heart of society. Our people are driven and involved in their work within a social context. We see a diverse and inclusive work environment as one of the conditions for being successful as an organization and continuing to achieve our goals. Wondering how we do it and what our colleagues think about it? Read and watch more here . This will offer you a wealth of opportunities to develop and gain new experiences, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You will be working on a temporary contract for the duration of 12 months. A shorter period is also possible, we are happy to discuss.

The other excellent terms and conditions of employment for this position are:

  • A salary of at least € 3.480.-- and a maximum of € 4.960.-- gross per month, based on a 36-hour working week. Among other things, the final salary will depend on your expertise and experience.
  • A 13th monthly salary, an 8% holiday allowance calculated on your 13-month salary and a freely disposable personal budget of 5.9% of your 12-months salary.
  • Your pension entitlements will accrue under a career-average scheme including provisional indexation, with a 6.54% employee contribution.
  • Full reimbursement of your public transport commute.
  • Plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development through education and training.
  • A healthy work-life balance.

Solliciteer nu!

Apply now!

Please submit your application no later than 20 November ONLY via the EconJobMarket website. DO NOT use the application button on this page, but follow this application procedure :

log in and choose your Applicant role (or, if you have no account, create one ).

Submission materials required:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Cover letter
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 2

Interviews will be online from Monday, 12 December, to Wednesday, 14 December 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present at a job seminar.

For further information and questions, please contact Maurice Bun (, head of the Research department.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: De Nederlandsche Bank

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO