Economic Analyst - Macroeconomic modeler

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Sep 2023

13 Sep 2023
Job Information

European Commission - Joint Research Centre

Joint Research Centre
Research Field

Economics » Macroeconomics
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

30 Sep 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Reference Number

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides independent, evidence-based knowledge and science, supporting EU policies to positively impact society. The current vacancy is with Unit B.7, which develops and implements the Partnerships for Regional Innovation as a new policy framework for innovation driven territorial transformation towards sustainability. It analyses the socio-economic effects of globalization in the EU economy based on input-output economic analyses with high sectorial and geographical resolution. It monitors and evaluates the impact of EU policies and funding programmes through the territorial dimension (RRF, HE, ERDF, EIB, ESF, etc.) and the interplay between territories and economic sectors using mainly macro-economic models and econometric analysis. The Unit supports with economic analysis and modelling tools the European Semester for economic coordination, and the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

In particular, the Unit supports EU policies on growth, trade, industry, open strategic autonomy, digital and innovation by running economic impact analyses with in-house general equilibrium models (FIDELIO), input-output analysis (Trade-SCAN) and global input-output databases (FIGARO). The successful candidate will be part of the Input-Output Economics team. The team provides policy analyses based on empirical evidence to assess global value chains, investigate trade relationships between countries and sectors and gauge the economic, social and environmental effects of European digital and innovation policies, industry, competitiveness, growth and jobs.



The jobholder will work in a family-friendly and dynamic working environment with a variety of nationalities from the European Union and some specific third country nationals.

The jobholder will be in a privilege position to influence EU policies through the excellence in the scientific work developed with other colleagues and presented in various fora, such as the international academic community (conferences), meetings with Member States representatives and/or with other international organisations (OECD, ECB, WTO, EIB...).

The jobholder will have the opportunity to collaborate with other colleagues from the European Commission placed in a different location and occasionally travel to Brussels, Luxembourg, Ispra or other places where a European Commission working centre is located.


The jobholder will produce original research work based on both quantitative methods and qualitative analysis. (S)he will carry out research on the socio-economic impacts of EU  trade, industrial, digital and/or innovation policies using in-house macroeconomic general equilibrium models, econometric analysis and global input-output models. Analysis of the EU, national and territorial economic impacts of EU policies taking into account firm, industry and geographical heterogeneity.

Research Field
Economics » Macroeconomics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


We are looking for a macroeconomist modeller with a strong academic background in Macroeconomic Modelling, Econometrics and/or Input-Output economics together with an
advanced knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis. A good knowledge of trade, industrial, digital and/or innovation policies, experience in National
Accounts, programming in R and/or GAMS; and Stata or Eviews, as well as a track record of publications is an advantage.

The candidate should ideally have a PhD or 5 years of professional experience, after university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma.

The candidate must have a very good level of written and spoken English (C1 level).


Additional Information

The JRC provides high-quality working conditions in a dynamic environment. Working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to support EU policies and contribute to JRC’s research agenda. The JRC encourages interactions with policy makers, academics and other leading stakeholders active in the field, including participation in (international) conferences and workshops.

Indicative basic salary 3877,47 - 5616,29€

For detailed information please consult:

Eligibility criteria

You can apply if:

  • You are a citizen of one of the EU Member States or from Associated Countries;
  • You have a level of education corresponding to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma and at least five (5) years of professional experience in one of the fields mentioned in sections II and VI of the call OR a doctoral diploma in one of these fields.

  • Selection process

    If you are already on a valid CAST FG IV reserve list, or you have already applied to one of the calls below, you can directly submit your application at with the vacancy code 2023-IPR-B1-FGIV-023578.

    If not, before applying to this position, you must register for one of the two following:

    • The specialised call for researchers (JRC Call COM/1/2015/FGIV – Research), which is mainly used by the JRC and is the recommended call for researchers meeting the minimum eligibility requirements, or
    • The Call for Expressions of Interest | EU Careers ( (CAST Permanent FGIV), which is used by a wide range of organisations (institutions, bodies, offices
      and agencies of the European Union).

    Note that each of the calls above has different minimum eligibility requirements and different selection tests.

    Additional comments

    The JRC cultivates a workplace based on respect for other people and the environment, and embraces non-discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity. In case of equal merit, preference will be given to the gender in minority.

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    Joint Research Centre
    Postal Code
    Calle Inca Garcilaso, 3

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