Research & Publications
We support policymaking through economic research
We conduct economic research on a wide range of topics. This helps to improve policymaking, and so contributes to the well-being of all Europeans.
The Economic Bulletin presents information which forms the basis for the ECB’s monetary policy decisions. We release it eight times a year, two weeks after each monetary policy meeting. It features insights into the economy and its outlook.Read our latest Economic Bulletin
The Research Bulletin features a selection of recent work by ECB economists. It is published monthly and covers a wide variety of economic and financial topics.Read the Research Bulletin
Financial Stability Review
The Financial Stability Review analyses potential risks to financial stability in the euro area. Financial stability is essential for us as it is one component needed to ensure steady inflation.Read our Financial Stability Review
Banks need to build capital buffers when the economy is strong so they can support it in bad times. Our latest Macroprudential Bulletin explains why a positive neutral rate of the countercyclical capital buffer and a more harmonised approach in setting it are key to ensuring buffers are effective.Read our Macroprudential Bulletin
Like other major central banks, the ECB conducts research. The findings are published in a number of research papers.Research papers overview
Our researchers conduct high-level analyses covering a variety of topics that are relevant to the ECB. Their work provides the foundations for the ECB’s decisions in all policy areas. Find out more about who they are and what they work on.Our researchers
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CHECK OUT OUR PUBLICATIONS
31 May 2023
Non-banks’ liquidity preparedness and leverage: insights and policy implications from recent stress events
31 May 2023
Do global investment funds have a stabilising effect on euro area government bond markets?
Opportunities for researchers
Join the ECB
If you are interested in conducting research at the ECB, we offer exciting and challenging employment opportunities for research economists, traineeships for students, and fellowships both for young researchers and for scholars.Explore our fellowships and other offers
Network with us
The ECB leads and coordinates research through a number of networks in order to obtain insights that support our decision-making.Take a look at our research networks