Norges Bank

PhD internship program

Norges Bank’s PhD internship program is directed toward PhD-students who are specializing within macroeconomics, econometrics, 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 into their PhD-studies, beyond the stage of first year PhD-courses. Selection for internship positions will be based on a research statement of 2 pages, as well as CV and drafts of ongoing research. The research statement 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.

Applications are submitted electronically through Econjobmarket.

Note that this a non-summer internship: interns are expected to be employed over the spring period (until mid june) or over the fall (after mid august).

Since 2012, twentythree 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, (2018),  joint with Claudia Foroni and Francesco Furlanetto. Norges Bank Working Paper 2015/7. International Economic Review 59, 1491-1510.
  • 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 81, 242-264.
  • 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. Review of Economic Dynamics, forthcoming.
  • Nicoló Maffei Faccioli (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona): The decline of the labor share: new empirical evidence, joint with Drago Bergholt and Francesco Furlanetto. Norges Bank Working Paper 2019/18. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, conditionally 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.
  • Meng Xie (Duke University): On-line Inference for Macroeconomic Forecasting, joint with Knut Are Aastveit and Leif Anders Thorsrud.
  • Ingomar Krohn (Warwick Business School): Currency Jumps in the Post Financial Crisis Era, joint with Saskia ter Ellen.
  • Patrick Moran (University of Oxford): The Importance of Optimism: How do Housing Experiences Impact Housing Choices, Joint with Knut Are Aastveit and André Anundsen. 
  • Etienne Vaccaro Grange (University of Aix-Marseille): The death and the resurrection of the Phillips curve, joint with Drago Bergholt and Francesco Furlanetto.
  • Giulia Mantoan (Warwick Business School): Quantile density combination: An application to US GDP forecasts, joint with Knut Are Aastveit and Saskia ter Ellen.
  • Talina Sondershaus (Halle Institute for Economic Research- IWH): joint project with Jin Cao and Ragnar Juelsrud.


Interns in 2020:

  • Jon Håkon Findreng (University of St. Gallen)
  • Luca Fosso (University of Pavia)
  • Tobias König (DIW Berlin)
  • Greta Meggiorini (University of California Irvine, postponed to 2021)
  • Akash Raja (London School of Economics)
Edited 6 August 2020 10:00