8th NBRM Research Conference

The 8th NBRM Research Conference is jointly organised by the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia and the European Investment Bank. The conference aims to bring together researchers from central banks, academia and policy-making institutions. The Conference will focus on discussing the impact on emerging markets and the appropriate policy mix to address the changing environment. The Conference will highlight the issue of access to finance for the private sector, given its importance for emerging economies, in an uncertain context in particular. It will encompass two high-level policy-oriented panel discussions by distinguished guest speakers from international institutions, central banks and academic institutions. In addition, there will be several sessions booked for presentations of research papers.

For full details and the call for papers please see the NBRM link.

wiiw is hiring

Currently, the institute is looking for candidates for the following three positions:

Start: as soon as possible – ideally by January 2020. Women are encouraged to apply.

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The Global Development Network (GDN), the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), and the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research/Innovation Campus Bonn are jointly organizing GDN’s 2019 Global Development Conference in Bonn on the general theme of Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Research-Policy Nexus. The Conference will be held on October 23-25, 2019 with support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The conference will bring together academics, policy-makers, development practitioners, civil society, government officials and private sector representatives from around the world.

For more information on the Call for Papers please follow the GDN link.

OeNB's Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) has replaced the economic research awards previously conferred by its Economic Analysis and Research Department with the newly established “Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship.” This Scholarship gives outstanding researchers the opportunity to contribute to the broad range of research activities at the OeNB’s Economic Analysis and Research Department by providing consultancy services. The Scholarship program targets Austrian and international experts with a proven research record in economics and finance and with postdoctoral research experience. Applicants need to be in active employment with a research institution in Austria or abroad and should be interested in broadening their research horizon and expanding their personal research networks in an environment of increasing international research mobility.

For more information please follow the OeNB link.

Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2019

Labor market performance in the Western Balkans continued to improve, albeit at a slower pace than the previous year and despite stronger economic growth in the region. According to the 'Western Balkans Labor Market Trends 2019' report, recently launched by the World Bank and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), about 68,000 new jobs were generated between the second quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018, compared to 231,000 a year earlier. In contrast, GDP growth in the region increased from 2.5 percent in 2017 to 3.9 percent in 2018.

For more information please follow the wiiw link.