Financial Economist

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The Institution

The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) is recruiting a financial economist (F/M) for its Prudential Policy and Financial Stability department. This department contributes to the identification, analysis and limitation of risks in the Belgian and international financial system, by building up expertise at both microprudential and macroprudential level and in close cooperation with the microprudential supervisors. It also makes an important contribution to the work of the NBB within the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and in international fora.

The vacancy is situated in the Structural Developments and Risk Assessment group, which undertakes analyses in various domains related to the banking industry, financial regulations and the financial markets. Recent focal points of the group’s work have been structural reforms in the banking sector, measures of systemic importance, systemic risk, macroprudential instruments, banks’ liquidity positions, stress testing, banks’ asset encumbrance and internal credit risk models.


The financial economist works together with microprudential supervisors. He:

  • undertakes analyses with a focus on risk assessment and financial soundness of financial institutions and the financial sector
  • oversees compliance with prudential regulation by financial institutions
  • involves in the development of regulation and prudential supervision policy for the financial sector.


The ideal candidate should:

  • hold a Master's degree or PhD in (Applied) Economic Sciences, Finance or Commercial Engineering
  • have experience of research work, or relevant experience in the financial sector
  • have good knowledge of banking and financial legislation
  • take an interest in policy aspects
  • have good knowledge of English, Dutch and French
  • be willing to work in an international context
  • be able to work independently, but also willing to work as a part of a team in a multidisciplinary context
  • demonstrate adaptability and a sense of interpersonal skills
  • have strong analytical skills and a sense of synthesis
  • be able to communicate well
  • have a sense of initiative and organisation
  • be assertive and possess reasoning and persuasion skills
  • be immune to stress
  • pay particular attention to professional standards and confidentiality.

Application Process

Applicants must attach to their application, via the NBB's online portal, a: 

  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma(s) attained
  • Any other relevant annexes 

Applicants may apply in either French or Dutch. 

Please note that applications will ONLY be considered if they are accompanied by a covering letter, a CV and a copy of the diploma(s) and the corresponding annexes (list of ECTS points if available). Foreign diplomas must be accompanied by an attestation of equivalence.

Program / Relevant Dates 

  • 15/10/2017: closing date for application
  • October 2017: online tests/interview
  • November 2017: assessment
  • December 2017: final selection interview.
Application Deadline:

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Faculty / phd candidate

bld. de Berlaimont 14

Brussels , Belgium





Faculty / phd candidate

Application Deadline:

Expired help