Economist / Statistician

  • The European Central Bank
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Public Sector
  • 6 days remaining

Monetary and Economic Statistics Division

You will be part of the Monetary & Economic Statistics Division in the Directorate General Statistics. We develop, compile and disseminate statistics and statistical indicators and provide related user services regarding monetary financial institutions (MFIs), other financial corporations, financial stability and financial integration within the euro area and the EU. These include general economic statistics, such as prices and costs, short-term business statistics, labour market statistics, economic tendency surveys and other statistics on non-financial sectors.

You will work in the Monetary Statistics Section, which develops, produces and publishes statistical indicators for monetary policy-making based on the balance sheets of MFIs, i.e. central banks, credit institutions and money market funds, as well as of other financial corporations, such as investment funds, insurance corporations, pension funds and financial vehicle corporations. We are currently working on further enhancing the quality of statistics based on MFI balance sheet items in terms of both methodological soundness and comprehensiveness.You will work closely with users of monetary statistics in different ECB business areas, with various teams in the Directorate General Statistics as well as with statisticians in national central banks and other institutions.

To further enhance the diversity of our team, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

Your role

As an Economist-Statistician you will:

  • help to produce, among other things, balance sheet statistics for euro area financial institutions, including MFIs, possibly also providing support in data modelling and codification;
  • contribute to the further development of the conceptual framework for monetary and financial statistics, including establishing links to accounting and international statistical frameworks;
  • lead discussions on methodological issues with internal and external experts, and provide guidance to ECB users, national central banks and other stakeholders as needed;
  • explore datasets such as credit registers containing detailed information on individual bank loans in the euro area in order to enrich MFI balance sheet statistics, for example by estimating additional breakdowns;
  • provide input into other statistical activities carried out by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), such as the Statistical Data Dictionary, the European Reporting Framework and the Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary;
  • organise workshops and similar training on monetary and financial statistics for statisticians from the ECB and national central banks;
  • contribute to various publications and the quality report on monetary and financial statistics;
  • support the secretariat of the ESCB’s Working Group on Monetary and Financial Statistics.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to monetary policy decision-making by providing statistics on monetary and credit aggregates. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a master’s degree in statistics, finance, economics or mathematics or another relevant field, or a bachelor’s degree combined with four years of relevant professional experience;
  • at least five years’ professional experience in compiling and/or using statistics with a significant financial component, such as monetary and financial statistics, balance of payments, corporate finance and financial accounts;
  • at least two years’ professional experience in regular statistical production, database management and data quality assessment using statistical applications;
  • sound knowledge of, and practical experience in applying, European and international statistical, accounting and/or regulatory banking standards;
  • ability to explain complex technical issues to different stakeholders using simple, non-technical language and ability to draft appropriate documentation;
  • an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU.


  • good knowledge of more than one statistical application, such as FAME, MATLAB, SAS, Stata and SQL;
  • experience in collaborating with counterparts at the European (ESCB, European Commission, European Systemic Risk Board) and worldwide levels (Bank for International Settlements, Financial Stability Board, International Monetary Fund).

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

Working modalitiesWe are willing to discuss part-time arrangements.

Further information

For additional information you have the opportunity to contact the recruiting manager, Ioannis Ganoulis on 23 February between 14:00 and 15:00 on +49 (0)69 134437211.

The appointment is for three years as of the exact starting date of the selected person.

The recruitment process for this position may include a remote written exercise at the screening stage and – if you are invited to participate further in the selection procedure – an on-site written exercise, a presentation and interviews.

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