The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has a vacancy in the Financial Surveillance Group for Associate Economist / Economist.

The successful candidate will be assigned to the Financial Surveillance Group and report to the Group Head. The candidate should have a good understanding of macroeconomics and financial stability issues and be knowledgeable about ASEAN+3 economies. Strong communication and coordination skills are also essential.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the monitoring and analysis of financial market developments and financial stability issues in major advanced economies and ASEAN+3 economies.
  • Preparing/Contributing to the ASEAN+3 Financial Stability Report (AFSR).
  • Contributing to AMRO’s financial surveillance of member economies/region by participating in country missions, drafting reports, and capacity-building activities as assigned by supervisors.
  • Supporting multi- and bilateral research activities by gathering and compiling data, undertaking econometrics and other modelling work, and writing reports as assigned by supervisors.
  • Contributing to developing macro-financial frameworks as well as establishing and maintaining databases of major advanced and ASEAN+3 economies.
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to AMRO’s country consultation visits as assigned by supervisors.
  • Maintaining good relationship with the authorities and liaising with authorities on relevant surveillance matters between AMRO and the member economies under the guidance of the Group Head.
  • Assisting the Group Head in the planning and implementation of the group’s work plan in support of AMRO’s overall goals, ensuring efficiency, relevance and impact of AMRO’s surveillance work.


Institutional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in any institution-wide activity, such as AMRO’s internal committees or task forces, as assigned.
  • Lead and conduct training/seminars/workshops to disseminate knowledge to AMRO staff and external stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duty as may be reasonably required in furtherance of AMRO’s overall goals.


The candidate should possess:

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in economics, or related fields, from a reputable university.
  • Relevant work experience and knowledge in economics and/or finance, including macro-financial modelling and policy.
    • For Associate Economist, 3 to 5 years (for Master’s Degree holders) or 1 to 2 years (for Ph.D. candidates) of experience is usually required.
    • For Economist, at least 5 years of experience is usually required.
  • Experience with Financial Stability Flagship Reports of central banks or IOs such as GFSR or AFSR will be strongly preferred.
  • High level of familiarity with ASEAN+3 economies and policies; experience in macroeconomic and financial surveillance, and empirical research would be a significant advantage.
  • Strong analytical ability and capacity to conduct rigorous research. Prior experience with research on ASEAN+3 property markets, green financing, NBFIs, household/corporate vulnerabilities, as well as any topics relevant for future AFSR themes will be a significant advantage.
  • Proven experience with Big Data/Data Science/NLP as well as strong familiarity with key third-party economics and finance databases, such as Bloomberg, CEIC, Haver Analytics, Refinitiv (Datastream), would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Office and high proficiency in the application of econometric packages, such as EViews, MATLAB, Stata; proficiency in programming languages such as Python and R would be beneficial.
  • Strong motivation and initiative, and results-oriented, and accountable for the accuracy of both data and information.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, and presentation skills to interact effectively with staff and officials of diverse cultural backgrounds at all levels.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English; (proficiency in local languages would be an advantage).


Applicants should submit the following to complete the job application.

  1. An updated CV.
  2. A brief description of all relevant academic qualifications and work experience.
  3. The earliest possible start date.
  4. Referee details.


The last day to apply to this position is February 26, 2024.

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Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email.