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Economist at Research Division
Sveriges Riksbank, located in Stockholm, is the central bank of Sweden. The Riksbank’s main tasks are to maintain price stability and to promote a safe and efficient payment system in Sweden. The Riksbank's main instrument for implementing monetary policy is the repo rate. As part of its financial stability policy, the bank makes regular assessments of risk levels in the major Swedish commercial banks and the financial infrastructure.

The Research Division consists of ten full-time researchers with supporting staff, who conduct research in areas of importance to central banking, including macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial stability, and banking. The division hosts an international seminar series, has an active visitors program and has mutual visiting programs with the Federal Reserve Banks in Cleveland and Philadelphia. Some staff members also teach at the universities in Stockholm or work together with faculty.

Job description:
Pending budget approval, the Research Division plans to fill a vacancy for a senior or junior researcher, as of 2007. We are primarily interested in candidates with expertise in financial stability, banking or finance. However, candidates with expertise in monetary economics or macroeconomics are also encouraged to apply. People applying for a position as a senior economist should have a solid research background in their field of specialization. People applying for a junior position are expected to have obtained a PhD, or be close to finishing their graduate education.

Candidates are expected to produce high-quality research for publication in refereed journals and to provide some support to the policy divisions at the bank. An ability to present complex issues effectively and to communicate research results and analytical findings to policy makers is therefore important. The average distribution between research and policy work is 80/20.

The working languages at the Research Division are English and Swedish. A proficiency in Swedish is not required. The Riksbank offers a competitive wage.

Application procedure:
To apply, send a vita, three letters of recommendation, and one relevant research paper to:

Vacancy reference 06/39
Sveriges Riksbank
SE 103 37 Stockholm

or to: registratorn@riksbank.se

Applications must be received no later than Sunday November 26, 2006.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview during the ASSA meeting in Chicago, January 5-8, 2007.

For more information, check www.riksbank.com/research, or contact

Tor Jacobson, Tel +46 8 787 06 97, +46 70 267 70 26, tor.jacobson@riksbank.se

Kasper Roszbach, Tel +46 8 787 08 23, +46 70 267 76 46,

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