PhD internship program

Norges Bank’s PhD internship program is directed toward PhD-students who are specializing within macroeconomics, banking or finance.  Internships will normally last three months. Interns are expected to collaborate closely with other researchers at Norges Bank, with the aim to pursue a project until publication in an international academic journal.

Candidates should be well into their PhD-studies, beyond the stage of early year PhD-courses. Selection for internship positions will be based on a project proposal of 2-5 pages, as well as CV, references and ongoing research. The proposal serves to ensure that the research interests of selected candidates align with the interests of Norges Bank.

During their stay, interns are expected to give at least one seminar, and to interact with both policy staff and fellow researchers. Co-authorship with Norges Bank staff is strongly encouraged. Within one year of starting the internship, the internship project should result in a Norges Bank Working Paper.

Accepted interns will have their travel costs to Norway covered, and receive a salary that covers accommodation and other costs of living in Norway.

Internships are posted on Norges Bank vacancies web page. Applications are submitted electronically.

Since 2012, sixteen projects have been started.

Published papers:

  • Nikola Mirkov (St Gallen University): Announcements of Interest Rate Forecasts: Do Policymakers Stick to Them?, (2016),  joint with Gisle J. Natvik, Norges Bank Working Paper 2013/11. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking  48, 901-920.
  • Sergio Sola (Geneva University): Economic Uncertainty and the Influence of Monetary Policy, (2017), joint with Knut Are Aastveit and Gisle J. Natvik Norges Bank Working Paper 2013/17. Journal of International Money and Finance  76, 50-67.
  • Antoine Lepetit (Paris School of Economics): Labor Supply Factors and Economic Fluctuations, (2017),  joint with Claudia Foroni and Francesco Furlanetto. Norges Bank Working Paper 2015/7. International Economic Review, accepted.

Papers at the second round:

Submitted papers:

Working papers:

Work in progress:

  • Thomas Siemsen (Ludwig-Maximilians University): Stress Testing in a Structural Model of Bank Behavior, joint with Dean Corbae, Pablo D'Erasmo, Sigurd Galaasen and Alfonso Irarrazabal.
  • Rosen Valchev (Duke University): A structural estimation of a heterogeneous information model of exchange rates, joint with Alfonso Irarrazabal and Dagfinn Rime.
  • Jiaxiong Yao (Johns Hopkins University): Dissecting the Dynamics of Debt and Savings, joint with Andreas Fagereng and Gisle J. Natvik.
  • Cornelia Rösler (University of Zürich): Distribution and pricing of central bank liquidity, joint with Farooq Akram, Kjell G. Nyborg and Dagfinn Rime.
  • Roxana Mihet (Stern School of Business, New York University): Information Contagion through Central Bank Network, joint with Jin Cao.
  • Benjamin Beckers (DIW Berlin): Removing the Property Ladder? The Effect of Loan-to-Value Limits on the Housing Market, joint with Knut Are Aastveit, André Anundsen and Kjersti Næss Torstensen.
  • Bruno Albuquerque (University of Ghent): Internship in progress. Supervisors: Knut Are Aastveit and André Anundsen.
  • Meng Xie (Duke University): Internship in progress. Supervisors: Knut Are Aastveit and Leif Anders Thorsrud.
Published 25 September 2012 14:00
Edited 6 October 2014 10:08