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.
- 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.
- Barbara Sadaba (Erasmus University Rotterdam). Assessing the Predictability Ability of Sovereign Default Risk on Exchange Rates Returns, joint with Claudia Foroni and Francesco Ravazzolo. Bank of Canada Working Paper 2017/19. Journal of International Money and Finance, accepted.
Papers at the second round:
- Marzie Taheri Sanjani (London Business School). Output Gap, Monetary Policy Trade-offs and Financial Frictions, joint with Francesco Furlanetto and Paolo Gelain, Norges Bank Working Paper 2017/8.
- Francesca Loria (European University Institute). Has the Fed responded to stock prices and House Prices? A Time-Varying Analysis, joint work with Knut Are Aastveit and Francesco Furlanetto. Norges Bank Working Paper 2017/1.
- Pinho Ribeiro (University of Glasgow): Forecasting commodity currencies: the role of fundamentals with short-lived predictive content, joint with Claudia Foroni and Francesco Ravazzolo. Norges Bank Working Paper 2015/14.
- Juan Carlos Parra-Alvarez (Aarhus University): Time-varying disaster risk models: an empirical assessment of the Rietz-Barro hypothesis, joint with Alfonso Irarrazabal. CREATES Research Paper 2015-08.
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.