Research Economist (Economics Specialist/Sr Specialist)

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Skills you’ll need:

Education: Ph.D. in Economics  (completed at the time of appointment).

Experience: Minimum of 4 years (for grade 5) and 5 years (for grade 4) of experience. Ph.D. graduates desired. We are considering future Ph.D. graduates as well as those who have recently graduated. Preference will be given to individuals who combine a strong academic profile with an interest in policy and who have worked on topics relevant to development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Languages: A good working knowledge of at least two official Bank languages (English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish).

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About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48 member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

Opportunity Summary:
Type of contract: Full-time Staff
Location: Washington, D.C.
Requirements: Candidates must be citizens of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the bank.  


Members of the selection panel will conduct interviews during the 2019 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting. A cover letter, CV, and job market paper must be submitted along with the application. Additionally, information regarding whether you plan to attend the ASSA Annual Meeting or not along with three (3) academic reference letters must be e-mailed to The deadline for applying is November 26, 2018.

The IDB offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package
The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

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