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Each year Magyar Nemzeti Bank (the central bank of Hungary) offers 6 to 10 Summer Visiting Researcher Positions to young researchers, advanced PhD students and ESCB researchers. A call for applications for 2016 has been announced.


Summer Visiting Researcher Program 2016

Magyar Nemzeti Bank Research Directorate

The Research Directorate of Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB, the central bank of Hungary) is soliciting applications for its 2016 Summer Visiting Researcher Program for researchers with a recently obtained PhD-degree, advanced PhD-students, and ESCB researchers.

During their stay, Visitors would conduct research on a topic of their choosing, preferably in collaboration with or under the supervision of members of the Research Directorate. The Program also provides an opportunity for Visiting Researchers to interact and exchange ideas with MNB staff economists.

Proposed projects, whether theoretical or empirical, should be of interest to MNB. Preference is given to topics that are related to the current activities of the Bank or monetary policy in general.

Research papers are invited to be published in the MNB Working Paper series. In addition, MNB encourages and supports the submission of papers to refereed journals.

Successful academic applicants will receive a compensation package during their time at MNB, while ESCB visitors (under the existing exchange arrangement) are expected to be financed by their home institution.

The preferred starting date of the program is July 1, 2016. The typical tenure is 2-3 months and includes July and August.


The following application material, either in English or Hungarian, should be sent by e-mail to (with „Visiting Researcher 2016” in the subject line):

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A 1-2 page proposal, which describes the chosen topic, including motivation and previous work in the area;
  • 1 recommendation letter (optional).

Application deadline is April 15, 2016, decisions will be made by May 2, 2016. Depending on the availability of funds, we might be able to accommodate applications submitted after the deadline. Applications from central bank researchers are welcome throughout the year.

MNB is an equal opportunity employer.