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Economist

 

EU policies aim to ensure fair competition, mitigate poverty and raise living standards for 500 million people across all EU countries. Working closely with senior decision-makers, EU economists deliver economic and statistical analysis and shape new strategies in areas such as:

  • financial institutions and markets
  • economic integration and development
  • pan-European trade
  • public finance
  • structural reforms
  • the single currency

 

Personal profiles

Hear from our economist colleagues:

 

Robert

"Am meisten gefällt mir, dass man bedeutsame Wirtschaftsfragen relativ offen in einem anspruchsvollen und faszinierenden Umfeld angehen kann."
Read more about Robert [DE]pdf

Robert
Ombeline

Ombeline

"La Commission rassemble tout ce que je souhaitais en tant qu'économiste : intellectuellement stimulant, multiculturel, donnant accès à des milliers de jobs différents"
Read more about Ombeline [FR]pdf

Stan

"It’s challenging, rewarding and interesting, you work with bright, hard-working and witty colleagues, it's a unique experience."
Read more about Stan [EN]pdf

Stan
Christine

Christine

"Working for an international organisation allowed me to move into more international macro-economics. The Commission was particularly attractive because the work here has a direct impact."
Read more about Christine [EN]pdf

 

Podcast: Life as an EU Official – Economics

 

Selection procedure

Economics is often one of the fields included in our annual graduate selection procedure launched in spring each year. Find out more about the selection procedure and check "What's coming up" on our homepage for announcements about application deadlines. You may also find our sample tests useful.

 

Qualifications (indicative)

You must have:

  • a good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)
  • an economics degree (or be graduating in the current year) for entry at Grade AD 5
  • several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).

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Statistician

 

EU institutions take decisions that affect 500 million people in different EU countries. EU statisticians make a vital contribution to EU decision-making and future policies. Focusing on economic, financial, social, agricultural or environmental information, the work may involve:

  • designing and implementing statistical programmes
  • defining methodologies
  • applying mathematical models
  • undertaking quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • regulating and co-ordinating statistical activities
  • Interpreting and disseminating data
  • executing project plans
  • supervising and mentoring colleagues

 

Selection procedure

Statistics is often one of the fields included in our annual graduate selection procedure - launched in spring each year – and/or our assistants selection procedure, launched towards the end of the year. Check "What's coming up" on our homepage for announcements about application deadlines. Find out more about the selection procedure. You may also find our sample tests useful.

 

Qualifications (indicative)

You must have:

  • a good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)

To join at administrator-level, you must have:

  • a degree in statistics, economics, mathematics or a related discipline (or be graduating in the current year) for entry at Grade AD 5
  • several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).

To join at assistant-level you must have:

  • either
    - post-secondary education in an appropriate subject and at least 3 years' relevant professional experience, or
    - secondary education and at least 6 years' relevant professional experience

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