Micro-economists with expertise in several policy areas

Bruegel is looking for several full-time researchers

Deadline for applications: 9 June 2024, 23:59 CET
Expected starting date: September 2024 
Contract type:  One-year, renewable. Brussels-based.

Bruegel is looking for full-time researchers, with expertise in the areas of: 

  • Digital economy and competition policy
  • Trade policy
  • Taxation policy
  • Climate finance policy

To apply, candidates must hold a valid work permit or be authorised to work in Belgium.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Economics from a leading university. Bruegel will consider both applicants with limited or no post-Ph.D. research experience (for the Affiliate Fellow position), and applicants with up to nine years of post-Ph.D. research and policy experience (for the Research Fellow position). Candidates who expect to obtain their PhD within a few months from the date of the application are also encouraged to apply.

What Bruegel offers

Bruegel is the European think tank that specialises 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. Committed to impartiality, openness and excellence, Bruegel offers a stimulating research and policy environment. The researcher has the opportunity to contribute to the intellectual community at Bruegel, collaborate with other Fellows, Senior Fellows, communication and development teams under the guidance of the Director of Bruegel. The researcher will have access to Bruegel’s vast network to discuss and disseminate their reports on research findings, support the developments of events and interact with various outside and inside stakeholders. They will be willing to develop outreach skills to interact with media.


•            Economist with a strong knowledge in microeconomics;

            Ability to analyse policy-relevant issues;

            Data, programming and empirical skills; knowledge of data manipulation languages (e.g. SQL, Apache Pig, Python) is an advantage;

            Good knowledge of the EU;

•            Ability to contribute to all our types of publications including Bruegel’s blog series, podcasts and online events;

•            Dedication to high quality and accurate work;

•            Strong organisational and planning skills;

•            Outstanding writing and communications skills;

•            Knowledge of English language at a professional level. Knowledge of another European language is a plus;

•            Capable of delivering accurate and high-quality work within short deadlines;

•            Willing to contribute to the organisation of events;

•            High analytical skills and attention to details;

•            Ready to travel in order to participate in international events and engage with EU institutions and European country authorities.


Application procedure

To apply, please submit your application to [email protected] with the subject line: “Economist_Policy area _Applicant’s name”.

Your application must be submitted by Sunday 9 June 2024.

It must contain the following documents, in one single PDF document (merged):

  1. an updated CV,
  2. A cover letter (including the candidate’s motivation to work in a European policy think-tank), and
  3. a writing sample (for example, a job market paper or a recently published paper)

Applications with missing documents and/or that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements will NOT be considered.

Because of the high number of applications that we usually receive, we are unfortunately unable to reply to all applicants. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted within a few weeks. 

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.

Bruegel is a European think tank working in the field of international economics. Established in 2005, Bruegel is independent and non-doctrinal. Its 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 European Member State governments, international corporations and institutions. For more information about Bruegel, please consult: www.bruegel.org