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IMF Fellowship Program

IMF Fellowship Program

Washington, DC - January 2015

Call for Applications

The IMF invites applications for its Fellowship Program for 2015–16. The program supports policy-relevant research of interest on macroeconomic and financial issues.

IMF Fellows, hosted by the Research Department, will spend the year on research, working on topics that are relevant to the work of the IMF, including in the form of mutually agreed larger projects; Fellows will be expected to interact with staff in Research Department as well as other departments of the IMF. The work produced over the year can be disseminated through IMF Working Papers, conferences, seminars, and other channels.

The IMF provides a unique environment for researchers interested in working on macroeconomic and financial issues. Given that the Fund closely monitors economic developments around the world, it has global networks that facilitate access to information, and a multidisciplinary, professional staff that provides the opportunity to collaborate with IMF Researchers on a topic of mutual interest in a wide range of advanced and developing countries.

Salary and other benefits are competitive, and include allowances for relocation and conference travel.

Fellows will be chosen through a competitive application process. Applicants are expected to have a distinguished publication record in leading journals and a strong interest in the policy-relevant work conducted at the IMF. Current areas of policy research include: structural reforms, unconventional monetary policies, macroprudential policies, capital flows, exchange rates, exchange rate regimes, intervention, reserve accumulation and the functioning of the international monetary system, inequality, jobs and growth, fiscal policy and debt dynamics, external adjustment and global imbalances, monetary policy regimes in low-income countries, and financial crises and early warning systems.

Applications should be sent no later than February 28, 2015 to and should consist of a CV, a 1–2 page outline of the proposed research project(s) to be carried out while at the IMF, and links to 1–2 research papers. The selection of 2015-16 Fellows will be announced by April 2015.

The IMF Fellowship Program was launched in 2011. Past recipients are Olivier Coibion, Chris Erceg, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Charles Calomiris, Anton Korinek, Andrew Levin, Viktor Tsyrennikov, Olivier Jeanne, Lars Svensson, and Alberto Martin.

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Please submit your applications by February 28, 2015.