Regular research visitors

DG Research regularly seeks applications from leading senior economists and researchers to act as regular research visitors. They act as academic mentors to DG/R staff and as advisers to DG/R management.

Successful candidates are offered a service contract as a consultant to DG/R and are associated with one or more of its teams in accordance with their main research areas.


Research visitors are expected to visit the ECB at regular intervals over a prolonged period (two to four years). During their visits and in their areas of competence, they:

  • interact with ECB economists, providing them with comments on their research projects, including active participation in relevant internal seminars at the ECB;
  • provide guidance to DG/R economists on research projects, including detailed advice on the relevant literature to consult and the most appropriate applicable research techniques;
  • conduct joint projects with DG/R staff on priority issues;
  • offer advice to DG/R management on its overall research programme;
  • assist DG/R management in selecting and evaluating research projects and programmes.

Research visitors are contracted following a procurement procedure in accordance with the DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK of 3 July 2007 laying down the Rules on Procurement (ECB/2007/5) (2007/497/EC). For more information, please contact Oreste Tristani.

Regular research visitors in recent years

  • Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School, London
  • Geert Bekaert, Columbia University Business School
  • Bruno Biais, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Pierre Collin-Dufresne, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Russell Cooper, Pennsylvania State University
  • Wouter Den Haan, London School of Economics
  • Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Jordi Galí, Pompeu Fabra University
  • Michael Haliassos, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Victoria Ivashina, Harvard Business School
  • Tullio Jappelli, University of Naples Federico II
  • Arthur Kennickell
  • Augustin Landier, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Giorgio Primiceri, Northwestern University Evanston
  • Ricardo Reis, London School of Economics
  • Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Emory University
  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, Columbia University
  • Javier Suarez, CEMFI (Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros)
  • Harald Uhlig, University of Chicago
  • Gianluca Violante, New York University