PhD Fellowship Programme

The PhD Fellowship Programme at the Bank for International Settlements gives you the opportunity to contribute to the BISs economic research and analysis, working with experienced economists and research analysts in a unique environment in Basel, Switzerland. 

BIS research draws strength from our unique position as a platform for international cooperation to promote monetary and financial stability, leveraging our close contacts with the central banking and financial supervisory community. This programme helps you acquire practical experience in supporting central banks and other financial authorities and in contributing to high-level meetings and BIS publications. 

Our modest size makes it easy to collaborate and exchange ideas with colleagues in different units and managers at different levels. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate speciality and will play a valuable part in supporting the central bank community.

Duration: between three and 11 months
Start date: flexible

What you can expect

  • Conduct research in collaboration with BIS economists
  • Research projects related to the fields of financial intermediation and regulation, financial innovation and digitisation, monetary policy, fiscal policy, international finance, international spillovers, economic consequences of COVID-19

What we look for

  • Enrolment in a PhD programme in economics, finance or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of financial and monetary economics, with specialisation in topics relevant to the BIS research agenda
  • Experience in conducting research in relevant fields
  • Ability to apply tools used in economic analysis to a range of topics

What we offer

  • A contract for a period between three months and up to 11 months
  • A competitive net of tax salary
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Travel and relocation assistance

How to apply

The PhD Fellowship Programme is advertised under current vacancies as soon as it becomes available. Click on the relevant link and follow the instructions to apply for a particular position.