Type of position
The ESRI is seeking to recruit one or more economists to expand its programme of macroeconomic research on the Irish economy. The appointment(s) may be on a long-term contractual or secondment basis.
The ESRI has a strong tradition of research in macroeconomics, especially in developing an understanding of how the Irish economy behaves, how policy can be expected to affect its future development and the nature and impact of its links to the wider EU and world economies. This research integrates the insights of researchers in the ESRI and elsewhere to provide a fuller understanding of the factors driving the Irish economy in the short, medium and long-term.
Central to the research effort on macroeconomics is the development of models to improve understanding of the complicated processes driving the Irish economy. These ESRI models include the HERMES macroeconomic model, the Demographic Model and the Small Labour Market Model. Over the next three years we are engaging in a new collaboration with the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) to implement a joint modelling programme. This programme will enhance the existing models, develop a suite of new models of the economy as a whole, and develop models of specific sectors of the economy, which will be of use to both the CBI and the ESRI.
The researcher(s) will be expected to develop a programme of research in the broad macroeconomic area, and to contribute to the development of research related to the enhanced programme of economic modelling. The researcher(s) will also participate in the ongoing work of the ESRI that is focused on understanding the economic policy choices facing Ireland over the coming decade. Researchers will be expected to publish in the relevant international peer reviewed journals and to contribute to key ESRI publications, such as the Quarterly Economic Commentary, the Medium-Term Review and the Research Policy series.
The successful candidate(s) will have:
A relevant PhD or equivalent experience;
A strong background in Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics or Banking and Finance;
Strong quantitative skills, including proven ability to use current statistical and econometric techniques;
Excellent writing skills;
Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills;
Proven ability to work successfully to tight deadlines;
Previous experience in modelling would be an advantage.
The level and related salary of the appointment(s) will be appropriate to the skills, qualification, publications and experience of the successful candidate and may be at Research Officer, Senior Research Officer or Associate Research Professor grade. As noted above, the appointment(s) may be on a long-term contractual or secondment basis. The appointee(s) will hold adjunct research positions with Trinity College Dublin.
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