Call for Research Proposals
Posted on 07 January 2019
 

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Visiting Research Economist (VRE): Collaborative Project
The South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre will be undertaking two collaborative research projects between participating economists of member central banks/monetary authorities and a visiting research economist (VRE).

The SEACEN Centre is therefore seeking research proposals on any aspect of the following six research themes that have been identified for 2019:
(1)    The dynamic relationship between macroprudential and monetary policy in SEACEN member economies
(2)    Macroprudential policy assessment and forecasting in SEACEN member economies
(3)    Inflation expectations in SEACEN member economies: the role of central bank communication
(4)    The global financial cycle and its implications for SEACEN member economies
(5)    The scope, prospects and implications of new forms of financial intermediation for monetary policy in SEACEN economies
(6)    The distributional impact of monetary policy in SEACEN member economies


It is highly likely that a seventh research themes will be added to this list in due course, which will cover ‘Capital flow management measures and experiences with the IMF’s institutional view in SEACEN member economies’.
Two research proposals will be chosen based on (in no particular order):
•    their individual merit;
•    their feasibility considering available data and resources in SEACEN member economies;
•    their applicability to SEACEN member central banks/monetary authorities; and
•    their benefit to SEACEN member central banks/monetary authorities.  

The two best research projects chosen by The SEACEN Centre will then be pursued under the supervision of the VREs that have submitted the winning entries. 

Based upon the chosen research projects, The SEACEN Centre will invite staff of member central banks/monetary authorities to participate in the chosen research projects.

The VRE will take the role of a project leader and provide guidance to Project Team Members (PTMs) from SEACEN member central banks/monetary authorities in implementing the chosen research projects.
Prospective candidates are expected to conduct one online workshop and one seminar with the PTMs and complete an integrative report based on the findings of the PTMs.  The seminar will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The duration of the project is eight (8) months

Prospective candidates should submit their application together with a cover letter, curriculum vita, application form (downloadable here) and a two to three-page research proposal detailing the project’s coverage and methodology.  Applicants from SEACEN member central banks/monetary authorities should submit their applications through their respective member central banks/monetary authorities.

The VRE position comes with a competitive honorarium that will be disbursed upon completion of the collaborative project.
All applications should be sent to the following e-mail address: hr@seacen.org by 28 February 2019. 

Please indicate “VRE: Collaborative research projects 2019” in the subject header.


Visiting Research Economist (VRE): Individual Project
 

The South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre will be undertaking two individual research projects by a visiting research economist (VRE).
The SEACEN Centre is therefore seeking research proposals on any aspect of the following three research themes that have been identified for 2019:

(1)    Asset price synchronisation across SEACEN member economies
(2)    The state-of-play of monetary policy modernisation in SEACEN member economies
(3)    The implications of new forms of payment and providers of payment services for the efficiency of payment systems and effectiveness of monetary policy in SEACEN economies
 

Two research proposals will be chosen based on (in no particular order):
•    their individual merit;
•    their feasibility considering available data and resources in SEACEN member economies;
•    their applicability to SEACEN member central banks/monetary authorities; and
•    their benefit to SEACEN member central banks/monetary authorities.

The SEACEN Centre will choose two VREs on the basis of the submitted entries.
Prospective candidates are expected to conduct a seminar after the conclusion of their research project. 

The seminar will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  We strongly encourage successful applicants to spend some time at The SEACEN Centre during the duration of the research project. 

The maximum duration of the project is eight (8) months.

Prospective candidates should submit their application together with a cover letter, curriculum vita, application form (downloadable here) and a two to three-page research proposal detailing the project’s coverage and methodology.  Applicants from SEACEN member central banks/monetary authorities should submit their applications through their respective member central banks/monetary authorities.

The VRE position comes with a competitive honorarium that will be disbursed upon completion of the collaborative project.
All applications should be sent to the following e-mail address: hr@seacen.org by 28 February 2019.

Please indicate “VRE: Individual research projects 2019” in the subject header.
 



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