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Fulbright Specialist Opportunity in Algeria

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions. Grant benefits include international round-trip economy class airfare, transit allowance, all applicable visa fees, a daily honorarium, enrollment in a limited health benefits program, lodging, meals, and in-country transportation.

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) is seeking a highly qualified professional to serve as a Specialist for the approximately 2-week project “Use of Estimated Dynamic Optimization-Based Model in Policy” to take place in Algiers, Algeria beginning in September 2021.

Host Institution: National Economic and Social Council of Algeria

Proposed Time Frame: Approximately 2 weeks, ideally beginning in mid-September. Please note that dates may be flexible based upon the selected candidate’s availability, and may be subject to change, in consultation with the host institution and selected candidate, based upon external factors related to COVID19 such as host country entry requirements. At this time, Algeria requires a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival and requires individuals to quarantine in Algeria for 10 days.

Project Activities: The National Economic and Social Council of Algeria (CNES) is an advisory institution to the national government who formulate policy analysis and make recommendations on issues of national economic and social importance. Algeria’s president has charged CNES with reshaping the country’s monetary policy to bring it in line with international standards. CNES is seeking a Specialist with expertise in the Estimated Dynamic Optimization-based (EDO) model to trainits economists on the model, including how to interpret it and use it to guide monetary policy.

During the 2-week visit, the Specialist will engage in activities that include but are not limited to:

  • Providing an overview of the EDO and its key properties and applications to the macroeconomic policy analysis team at CNES
  • Training CNES economists on practical use of the model including the use of modeling software and how to obtain results on policy questions.

Preferred Qualifications: In-depth knowledge of macroeconomics, quantitative studies, and the EDO model required. Employees of the Federal Reserve Systemor who have worked closely with the Federal Reserve are preferred. Applicants must meet all program eligibility criteria, including U.S. citizenship.