Call for an Affiliate Fellow, Macroeconomics of Climate Transition


Deadline for application: 16th of April 2021

Starting Date: May 2021 or earlier (remote work is possible, depending on the type of contract agreed)

Contract: One-year, renewable

Bruegel is looking for a full-time economist with at least 3-5 years of experience after the Master’s Degree, or with a Ph.D.

The Affiliate Fellow will undertake research aimed at understanding the macroeconomic fundamentals of decarbonisation. (S)he will need a strong background in economic theory, a deep understanding of macroeconomic models and be passionate about research on climate change. What implications will the drive to decarbonise our economies have on growth, the capital intensity of production and consumption and investment patterns? What implications stranded assets will have for our capacity to produce? Which policy approach is optimal to minimise the disruptions caused by decarbonisation while harnessing the opportunities for growth? What macroeconomic risks do we need to account for in the process?

(S)he will work closely with Bruegel Fellows Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann under the overall guidance of the Director and Deputy Director of Bruegel.

Bruegel offers a stimulating research and policy environment. The Affiliate Fellow is expected to contribute to the intellectual community at Bruegel and will collaborate with other Fellows, as well as the communication and development teams. Beyond the research, (s)he will regularly report on research findings, support the developments of events and present research outside of Bruegel. The Affiliate Fellow will also engage with relevant stakeholders on a national and EU level.


Bruegel is the European think tank specialising in economics. Established in 2005, it is independent and non-doctrinal. Bruegel’s mission is to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate. We are committed to impartiality, openness and excellence. Bruegel’s membership includes EU Member State governments, international corporations and institutions. Through publications, events, social media, and a lively blog, Bruegel has carved a unique discussion space for everyone interested in improving the quality of economic policy. Through a dual focus on analysis and impact, and dynamic relationships with policymakers at every governance level, it has established itself as a vibrant laboratory for economic policies.


  • Ph.D. in economics, or a Masters plus skills in economic research (as documented through publications);
  • Strong competences in macroeconomic theory and modelling. Proficiency in relevant empirical techniques is a plus but not a necessary requirement;
  • Ability to analyse policy-relevant issues in some of the following areas: economic growth, employment, investment, trade, and finance, economics of climate change;
  • Good knowledge of the EU;
  • Capable of delivering accurate and high-quality work within short deadlines;
  • Ability to contribute to all types of Bruegel publications including Bruegel’s blog series, podcasts and (online) events;
  • Outstanding writing and communications skills;
  • Strong organisational and planning skills;
  • Knowledge of English language at a professional level. Knowledge of at least another European language is a plus;
  • Ready to travel (once pandemic-related restrictions are over) in order to participate in international events and engage with EU institutions and European country authorities.
  • Ideal starting date would be May 2021 or earlier (remote work is possible)


To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter describing why you are interested in joining the think-tank world, and Bruegel, as well as what makes you suited for the role.

The application should be submitted to [email protected] under the subject line: Affiliate Fellow_Green Macro_applicant’s name, before 16.04.2021.

Bruegel is committed to ensure equal opportunities and treatment for all, by ensuring that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, sexual orientation, disability or chronic illness.