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Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) – Economist (Digital)

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ERIA is a leading international research institution where top economists work together and conduct research to develop practical policy recommendations for economic integration among the economies of ASEAN and East Asia. ERIA provides great opportunities for staff to tackle and study a broad range of subjects and meet academic and non-academic interests.

Job Duties:

Under broad direction of the Governing Board, President, and/or other senior management officials:

  1. Undertake analytical and quantitative policy-oriented works and propose policy recommendations on study topics related to deepening economic integration, narrowing development gaps, and sustainable development in East Asia.
  2. Manage policy-oriented research projects undertaken by economists and consultants contracted by ERIA.
  3. Liaise with governments, business representatives, and international organisations in East Asia and beyond.
  4. Attend meetings and symposiums and represent ERIA as needed.
  5. Give lectures to the government officials.
  6. Supervise subordinate staff as needed.
  7. Perform other related duties as assigned by the ERIA President and/or other senior management officials.


Education and experience

  • (must) Ph.D. in Economics or related fields.
  • (preferable) Interests in AI and digital themes. The project theme will be about digital.
  • (preferable) Experience of conducting projects related to digital fields is preferred.
  • (preferable) Knowledge of and research experience in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia are strongly preferred.
  • (preferable) Knowledge or Expertise about digital transitions in the ASEAN region is preferred.

Language requirements

  • High proficiency in oral and written English.

Working Conditions:

Salary and benefits

  • Depending on the candidate’s degree and experience, salary will be US$72,000–US$110,000 per year, excluding housing and child education allowances.
  • Housing allowance.
  • Child education allowance.


  • 1-year fixed-term appointment in principle, renewable upon reappointment by the President, depending on performance and continuation of the Economist’s project(s).

Working location:

ERIA Annex Office: Sentral Senayan II, 5th, 6th, 15th Floors, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Gelora Bung Karno - Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia, or

Headquarters: The ASEAN Secretariat, 70A Jl. Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia


How to Apply

Send the following to (i) a complete resumé with a one-page description of study interests and their relevance to policy, (ii) a list of publications, and (iii) a sample paper that best reflects your (the candidate’s) ability. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this email address.

When you email us, please write “Economist (Digital)” in the subject field. ERIA only accepts applications submitted through this mail address.

Start date:  As Soon As Possible

Deadline for application: Until the position is filled.


Note: ERIA does not charge fees at any stage of our recruitment process. Send your questions, if any, to For additional information, refer to the ERIA website,

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