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 (EU) 2016/245 of the ECB of 9 February 2016 laying down the rules on procurement (ECB/2016/2), OJ L 45, 20.2.2016, p. 15. Calls for proposals for the Regular Research Visitor Programme are related to a specific research field and targeted to a number of leading scholars in that field. For more information, please contact Oreste Tristani.

Recently appointed regular research visitors

  • Wouter Den Haan, London School of Economics
  • Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Urban Jermann, University of Pennsylvania
  • Marcin Kacperczyk, Imperial College London
  • Morten Ravn, University College London
  • Fabiano Schivardi, Luiss University
  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, Columbia University