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Job Description

KAPSARC seeks an experienced economist to contribute to its ongoing and future research projects in the field of development economics with a particular focus on resource-rich countries. The selected candidate will work within the Energy and Macroeconomics Program. The main focus of the research fellow should be on empirical analyses of the field. The candidate must be interested in working on Saudi Arabia and other oil-exporting countries.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in economics.
  • A proven track record of publications in general-interest peer-reviewed economics journals, journals specialized in macroeconomics, or leading field journals in energy economics.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Significant years of experience (after Ph.D.) working in macroeconomic and energy policy analysis, preferably within a research organization or an international organization.
  • A good understanding of the literature of macroeconomic management in resource rich countries (e.g. Dutch disease and Sovereign Wealth Funds).
  • Strong quantitative skills and analytical capability to understand and develop economic models to be used for policy-making.
  • A good understanding of macroeconomic principles and the energy market (both supply and demand sides), especially in the context of oil.
  • Develop and contribute to research projects and collaborate with other researchers.
  • Conduct quantitative economic research on energy or macroeconomics relevant to policymaking in Saudi Arabia and other oil-exporting countries.
  • Lead and mentor junior team members.
  • Improve and develop models.
  • Write discussion papers, policy briefs, and other materials derived from research.
  • Publish research outcomes in peer-reviewed journals and present them at local or international workshops/conferences.

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