The Korea-America Economic Association

Economist position with the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we are looking to hire an Associate level Global Emerging Markets Economist based in Seoul, Korea. We rank #1 in Global Research and #1 in Emerging Markets Economic and Fixed Income Research according to Institutional Investor.

Associate level economists work with senior economists and strategists on emerging markets economic analysis and modelling and on developing investment strategy recommendations across bonds and currencies. This ranges from modelling in Matlab or eViews to developing investment ideas and communicating the results to clients, sales and trading.

If you were interested in the position in Seoul, you would be working first on Korea and regional analysis of Asian countries. In due course, you may engage in country-specific analysis of other countries than Korea. There are always opportunities for projects of the global scope as well.

You should have a PhD in economics or finance, with a focus on macroeconomics and international economics. You should be a strong writer, quick and versatile in applying your academic knowledge to practical problems. Related work experience, including internships in either investment banks, policy-making or international organizations, would be an advantage but is not required. You should be interested in financial markets and happy to work in a dynamic team.

This is a permanent role with competitive compensation. We prefer to decide soon but would be flexible about a start date in the summer of 2015.

In case you were interested, please send me a one-page CV and your job market paper. We would do first a phone interview and then a thorough assessment of the short listed candidates in one of our offices.

Thank you and best regards,

Jaewoo Lee
Chief Korea Economist
Bank of Americal Merrill Lynch Global Research
+82 2 3707 0465