BIS Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship in Economics and Finance

Each year the Bank for International Settlements invites applications from leading senior professionals in academia and research institutions for the Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship. This fellowship, awarded annually, aims to:

  • promote policy-relevant research that meets the highest academic standards
  • allow prominent scholars to participate in the policy-oriented research activities at the BIS
  • foster joint research between the fellows and BIS economists

The selected fellow is offered an assignment in the Monetary and Economic Department (MED) for three to nine months to:

  • conduct economic research on issues of relevance to the BIS
  • advise and collaborate with BIS economists in executing and disseminating research

About research at the BIS

The BIS carries out research to shed light on issues of core interest to the central bank community, to support meetings of Governors and other central bank officials, and to provide analytical backing for the activities of the various Basel-based committees. MED contributes to these tasks by conducting research on monetary and financial stability, monetary economics, macroeconomics and finance, financial markets, central bank governance and other institutional issues.

Qualifications and experience

Fellows are selected through a competitive applications process.

While at the BIS, research fellows complete a research project for publication both in the BIS Working Papers series and in a leading journal.

Candidates are expected to be internationally recognised experts in the fields of banking, monetary policy and financial stability with an outstanding publication record and a strong interest in policy-oriented research. While at the BIS, they will have access to the extensive resources and networks conducting their research and in disseminating its findings.

Terms and conditions

Successful candidates are offered a competitive monthly honorarium in keeping with the seniority of the described profile, as well as accommodation, travel costs, health insurance and, where appropriate, conference travel.

Application procedure and deadline

Applications along with a detailed research proposal and the applicant's CV, should be sent by e-mail.

Applications for the 2018 fellowship should be received by 30 November 2017.

Application date
30 Nov 2017
3-9 months
America Mexico Asia Hong Kong Europe Switzerland
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Economics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years