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Economist/Senior Economist (Climate) -- STA

Company: International Monetary Fund
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.

The Statistics Department (STA) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides global leadership on macroeconomic statistical methodologies and standards for the IMF, its member countries, and the international statistical community at large. It supports IMF surveillance and lending operations by strengthening member countries' capabilities to produce and disseminate macroeconomic and financial statistics for sound policy-making. STA collaborates with other IMF departments, donors, and other external partners to ensure that data needs for bilateral and multilateral surveillance and lending operations are met. Recently, STA has launched a program to develop climate change and related environmental statistics for IMF and external stakeholders' use in monitoring the inter-relationship between climate change, economic growth and financial stability.

STA has an opening for an Economist/Senior Economist that will contribute to the implementation of its emerging climate change statistics work program and its integration into macroeconomic and financial statistical frameworks. Based on her/his area of expertise, the selected candidate will be based in one STA's divisions-balance of payments division, monetary and financial institutions division, government finance division, or real sector division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a framework that integrates economic, financial and climate related statistics to better inform climate related economic policies. Potential areas of work include the development of:

  • Fiscal related indicators, e.g. the fiscal costs arising from extreme climate events or taxes and subsidies to mitigate climate change risks.

  • Cross-border related indicators, such as trade in environmental goods and services, CO2 emissions embodied in trade, and CO2 emissions from the production and investment of direct investment enterprises.

  • Financial, Physical and Transition Risk Indicators, such as sustainable finance indicators, insurance indicators, and climate risk indicators that inform macro-financial stability surveillance.

  • Economic activity indicators, such as air emissions indicators, mitigation and adaption expenditures and renewable energy indicators.


STA is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated economist with proven ability to work independently as well as being effective in teams. Specialization in the development of climate change indicators is a strong asset. The successful candidate would have:

  • Expert knowledge in climate statistics, and in at least one of the following macroeconomic statistics frameworks: national accounts, balance of payments/international investment position statistics, government finance statistics, or monetary and finance statistics.

  • Proven experience in the development of climate and environmental statistics and the integration of these data into at least one of the macroeconomic statistics frameworks.

  • An advanced degree (Masters' or PhD) in economics, statistics, or related to environment and climate as well as a good grounding in quantitative analysis.

  • Exposure to some of the various international initiatives related to climate statistics such as the Network for the Greening of the Financial System, Green Growth and Sustainable Finance initiatives, or Environmental Accounting.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A working knowledge of French or Spanish would be an additional asset.

  • Strong relationship management, negotiating and influencing skills, as developing relations with national and international authorities will be critical success factors for this role.

  • Strong drive for results with the ability to work on various projects under tight deadlines.


STAAI Statistics Department Immediate Office

Hiring For:

A11, A12, A13, A14

The last day to apply to this job is

06/10/2021-11:59 p.m.-GMT-05:00 Eastern Time

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background.

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, Washington DC , Economist/Senior Economist (Climate) -- STA, Other , Washington, DC

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