Vacatures in Institutioneel Vermogensbeheer
logo ABN AMRO Bank

Economist I - ABN AMRO Bank

Locatie: Amsterdam
Dienstverband: Full-time

We are looking for a:

Economist I 

Your job

Your knowledge of the economics of climate change makes you an important link in the chain at the bank, in a world that is constantly evolving.

This is a challenging role for a passionate economist who has knowledge of (and an affinity with) the energy transition and climate change in the broadest sense, with or without work experience. You perform independent research, contact the media and help to clarify the consequences of climate change and related policy for our loan portfolio and the economy as a whole. You frequently work with others from Group Economics and from other departments at the bank that are occupied with climate change.

Want to find out more? Tell us your story. We can't wait to hear from you! We promise that if you are good, you can become even better by working with us. This is your chance to become the professional you want to be.

Your working environment

You analyse the economic consequences of climate change at a national level (the Netherlands) and international level. You also analyse the economic consequences of the policy aimed at preventing climate change. The primary aim of your analyses is to help the bank and its clients gain insight into the financial and economic implications of climate change and the policy aimed at preventing climate change. As part of this, you help others to think about possible ways that the bank and its clients can be involved in this transition. You achieve this by, for example, performing cost/benefit analyses of emission-reducing investments. Scenario studies and dynamic macro models may be useful in this context. As many issues in the area of climate change have not been examined in great depth, it would be helpful if you had good data handling skills. The ability to think creatively about which data you could use, plus some programming skills, would be particularly helpful.

Your research helps to reinforce the bank's external profile as a thought leader. You give presentations within and outside the bank on a regular basis. The press are keen to pick up on your views. You frequently publish articles independently, and at the same time you allow yourself to be challenged by your colleagues.
You will join the Emerging Markets & Commodities team, which consists of country specialists and commodity specialists (in fields including energy). The department forms part of Group Economics, where approximately 25 people work. The atmosphere is informal, and there are short lines of communication.

Quality is of paramount importance. There is a good balance between individual performance and teamwork. As more and more of the economists in our team are occupied with sustainability from the perspective of their own area of expertise, you will work with a wide variety of people. Your research will therefore frequently from the starting point for the research of other economists, and vice versa.

Group Economics forms part of the Strategy & Sustainability (S&S) business unit. We perform economic research for the entire bank and all of its client groups. Our research is independent. We also work closely with other business units. We provide services to ABN AMRO's senior management and all of the bank's client groups in a way that proves effective. We do this by setting priorities on the basis of the bank's interests. We aim to create optimum value for the bank and its clients. We are regarded as original thinkers and experts in our discipline, and this will enable us to stand out from the competition.

The Emerging Markets Team researches developments and risks in emerging markets. It also performs research aimed at predicting commodity prices. As a Climate Economist, we also expect you to take the initiative in researching climate-related aspects of country risk and commodities with your colleagues. Examples include the impact of extreme weather in emerging market countries on the prices of commodities from those countries.

Your profile

You have strong analytical abilities and are a good writer. You have demonstrable writing experience, including in English. You are someone who likes to stimulate the debate by producing shrewd analyses but always puts the client's interests first. You have a master's degree in economics (macroeconomics, preferably with demonstrable knowledge of climate economics / environmental economics). You preferably have knowledge of, and an interest in, the issues surrounding climate economics. You are well-versed in quantitative methods, and are not daunted by the prospect of studying a new macro model or analysing large datasets. You do not need to be able to do everything yourself (given that we have many specialists in house), although you do need to be able to set up projects on your own so that you can achieve your objectives. You are able to work independently, but you also take active stops to obtain feedback from your colleagues. You like to be part of a team. You want to work on your professional development and continue to grow.

Check out our requirements to find out whether your profile is a match.
- University degree (macroeconomics, preferably including subjects such as environmental economics or climate economics)
- Strong analytical skills 
- Ability to express yourself well, both orally and in writing 
- Good knowledge of quantitative methods, preferably combined with programming skills
- You are willing and able to communicate your results through a range of media channels (by writing articles, making videos, taking part in debates, and appearing on radio and television)
- Excellent command of English (written and spoken), and preferably also a good command of Dutch
- Enterprising
- Independent, yet still a team player
- Pragmatic, creative and solution-driven mindset
- Focused on results

What we offer

- We will give you the freedom to get the best out of yourself, work flexibly and have plenty of room to grow.
- We will help you to stay fit and healthy.
- A supplementary benefit budget of 11% with which you can buy flexible fringe benefits.
- A personal development budget of € 1,000 a year.
- An annual public transport season ticket .
- A generous pension scheme.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Economist I at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job code:


Job posted

07 februari 2020
Apply Now

More information:

If you are interested in this role, please apply for this vacancy online. For more information, please call Marijke Zewuster, Head of Emerging Markets & Commodities (+31 (0)20-3830518), or Anouk Privé, Recruitment (+31 (0)6-83190914). We look forward to meeting you.

Wil je deze vacature delen met je netwerk?



Transistorstraat 7
1322 CJ Almere

Postbus 60184
1320 AE Almere

Tel: 036 - 7440 136

KvK 32090652
ING Bank NL91INGB065.42.67.456
BTW NL.8106.57.041.B01

Wie we zijn is onderdeel van het platform van CareerGuide, 25 vacaturebanken voor specialisten!
Onze vacaturebanken (geen bemiddeling) bieden professionals relevante vacatures binnen hun expertise.

Ook een vacature plaatsen? Neem contact met ons op:

Nienke Smit   Pieter Lammers
Nienke Smit
  Pieter Lammers

Wil je ons helpen onze sites te verbeteren?

CareerGuide en haar niche vacaturesites bestaan alweer bijna 20 jaar. In die jaren zijn we meegegroeid met de digitale ontwikkelingen en de wensen van onze bezoekers.

Om nog beter inzicht te krijgen in de (toekomstige) wensen en behoeftes van onze bezoekers, hebben we een enquete opgesteld. Want goed genoeg is ons niet goed genoeg, we willen graag de toekomst een stap voor zijn! Wil je ons hiermee helpen door onderstaande enquete in te vullen?

>> Ga naar de enquete

Het onderzoek zal ongeveer 5 minuten van je tijd in beslag nemen. Er zal betrouwbaar met je gegevens worden omgegaan en de resultaten worden geheel anoniem verwerkt.