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Everything you wanted to know about the economics job market, but were afraid to ask - 4 July 2022

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The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance is delighted to offer this workshop aimed at economics PhD students preparing for “the job market”. The workshop will consist of an afternoon of panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Various myths and misunderstandings surround the job market, making the process more stressful and complicated than it needs to be. We hope to dispel those myths by starting a friendly discussion between (and among) students, academics, and private-sector recruiters.

This event is open to all Economics PhD students at UK departments (not only macro and not only at King's College London) and will be run in person. We encourage students at any stage of their PhD to sign up. Please note: in the case of capacity constraints, priority will be given to students intending to go on the market in 2022/23.

We will discuss various mechanical aspects of the market (what to expect at interview, how to market your paper, etc.). Panellists include employees from:

  • Academic: Bank of England, Institute for Fiscal Studies, University of Oxford and Banque de France
  • Private sector: BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, NERA Economic Consulting, and Deliveroo

You will also get to hear from recent PhD graduates who will share their experiences of navigating the economics job market. In addition, the finalists of QCGBF’s Young Economist Prize competition will present their work at the end of the day.






Registration & Refreshments


Welcome address



What is the job market?

Rhys Bidder
(Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance)




Academic/Central Bank 

Silvia Miranda-Agrippino
(Bank of England)

Michael McMahon
(University of Oxford)

Britta Augsburg

Sarah Mouabbi
(Banque de France)


Recent PhD Graduates

Jamie Coen
(London School of Economics)

Zeina Hasna
(University of Cambridge)

Alessandro Lin
(Banca d’Italia)

Ji Hee Yoon
(University College London)




Non-academic pathway 

Christian Schnittker
(Goldman Sachs)

Nicholas Fawcett

Tuba Delibasi
(NERA Consulting)

Cecilia Chen




Young Economist Prize Video Presentations



Wrap-up & Refreshments


About the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance

The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance is a research centre within King's Business School dedicated to the study of central banks and the globally interconnected challenges they face. It aims to develop cutting-edge research in all areas of central bank policymaking, ranging from monetary policy to financial stability and regulation. In particular, the centre’s research agenda emphasises the following themes:

  1. Rethinking central bank mandates and governance
  2. Understanding new and emerging threats to economic stability
  3. Developing new techniques for tracking and forecasting

Areas of current interest are climate risk and stress tests, central bank digital currencies, big data, and the re-examination of central bank mandates in a world of unconventional tools and increasingly blurred lines between monetary and fiscal policy. We have excellent opportunities for pre-and post-docs and support several excellent PhD students studying various topics.

At this event

Rhys Bidder

Rhys Bidder

Deputy Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance

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