JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Central Bank of Chile

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Monetary Policy Division
Microdata Unit
Data Scientist/Machine Learning Economist

JOE ID Number: 2020-01_111464774
Date Posted: 02/21/2020
Date Inactive: 07/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Data Scientist/Machine Learning Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Santiago, CHILE
JEL Classifications:
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F -- International Economics
Keywords:
Data Scientist
Machine Learning Economist

Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Central Bank of Chile seeks recent PhD (in Economics, Statistics or Computer Science) graduates, or established policy economist with expertise in economics and data science to join the Microdata Unit in the Monetary Policy Division. Prior experience working in Central Banks, international institutions, or with big data is an asset. Researchers are expected to conduct policy-oriented research using large datasets of the Chilean economy to develop novel applied economic or machine learning methods applications to study issues of interest of the Bank’s Board of Directors or Chief Economist. The Bank collects and maintains large datasets (eg. Customs declarations, firms’ balance sheets, business-to-business transactions, matched employer-employee, and several expectations surveys among others) making it an excellent environment for someone with an applied econometrics or machine learning background. Funding for travelling and a large inflow of visitors throughout the year ensure strong international exposure. The Bank currently employs more than 40 PhD graduates in its different departments.

This is an ideal position for someone looking to contribute with their work to policy debate and publishing their work in top international journals. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing a policy relevant research agenda, develop novel machine learning methods and applications, excellent understanding of the latest applied economic methods, ability to interpret empirical findings with economic theory, and fluency in working with packages such as Phyton, R, STATA, etc. He or she must also possess superior writing and speaking skills.

The Bank offers an outstanding research environment. The position is full time, open ended, and offers an internationally competitive salary and benefit package. Additional information about the Research Department may be found at https://www.bcentral.cl/en/web/banco-central/investigation.

Your application should include your vita, one or more research papers, three references (they will be contacted in the final stage of the process). Review of applications begins immediately.
The Bank is an equal opportunity employer. In case of questions regarding the position, please contact to Emiliano Luttini, eluttini@bcentral.cl.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Papers
  • Letters of Reference
Application deadline: 07/31/2020
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