15 APR- Research Assistant, Breugel, Deadline: 30 APR

Organization Description

Bruegel is a European think tank that specialises in economics. Established in 2005, it is independent and non-doctrinal. Bruegel’s mission is to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate. We are committed to impartiality, openness and excellence. Bruegel’s membership includes EU Member State governments, international corporations and institutions.



Job Description

Bruegel welcomes applications from all areas of economic research for 3 positions as Research Assistant in Macroeconomics and 3 in Microeconomics starting in September/October 2016.

Research Assistants work closely with Bruegel Fellows to conduct research in the forms of Policy Papers, Blueprints, Blogs and external publications and to participate in Bruegel’s events.

Job Requirements

Besides a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Economics, candidates must possess experience in empirical work and have an interest in applied, policy-orientated research in Bruegel’s areas of specialization. Technical strengths in quantitative economic methods and econometric software, as well as a good grasp of economic concepts and fluency in written and spoken English are essential. Versatility, international experience, command of further languages and the ability to work as a team-player are desired.

Education Requirements

All applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics or Financial Economics (or related fields with a major in one of these areas).

Areas of Interest:

  • Microeconomics: innovation, competition and energy policy
  • Macroeconomics: global economics and governance, finance and financial regulation

Read more information on our research areas.

Please note that these positions are not suitable for candidates who have already finished their PhD studie

Employment Type

We offer a non-renewable, fixed-term contract of one year. 

Professional Level


How to Apply

Those interested should submit their application with the email title “Research AssistantApplication 2016 – Micro” or “Research Assistant Application 2016 – Macro” until 30th April.

The email should contain: CV, Cover Letter, Writing Sample (such as Master’s thesis), University Transcript(s). Only complete applications will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in May.


30th of April