ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. The KOF Swiss Economic Institute is the leading institute for research in applied economics in Switzerland.
Student Internship (4-6 months)
You will work in the Section International Forecasts where you contribute to setting up a new tool for GDP components forecasts, a new short-term inflation forecasting model, a new long-term exchange rate system forecasting model or possibly a further project yet to be specified. You will also be involved in the extension of the KOF International Forecasts based on R and knitr and in indicator search in Datastream for the extension of our nowcasting models. We offer insight in the field of macroeconomic forecasting and in the world of empirical macroeconomic research in general. You will acquire skills in macroeconomic forecasting and business cycle analysis. Further, you will boost your skills in statistical programming.
You have a bachelor's or a master's degree (or equivalent) in economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science or any other related subject. You are interested in macroeconomic forecasting, business cycle analysis, time series econometrics and computer coding of statistical models. You feel comfortable quickly acquiring programming skills in a new software environment, and/or already have experience in programming in R or related programs. Prior knowledge in R is a strong plus for the application. The working language is English or German. Applicants with a French, Italian and any other language background are equally encouraged to apply.
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