CaixaBank ­Strategic Planning and Research Department (CaixaBank Research)



The Strategic Planning and Research Department of CaixaBank, the leading retail bank in Spain, analyses topics of interest in the areas of macroeconomics, financial markets, the banking system and competitive strategy and helps to develop and monitor the strategic plan of the bank in close contact with senior management. The Department is divided into 4 units specialising in Bank Strategy, Macroeconomics, Financial Markets and Big Data, respectively, but which frequently interact with each other. Our work, based on an applied approach, rigour and a solid analytical foundation, is aimed at an internal audience (senior management) and an external audience (investors, clients and professional economists).

We will be considering applications in our Macroeconomics, Financial Markets and Big Data units.


  • Analyse global macroeconomic developments (the economist may be assigned to the teams that cover emerging and advanced economies or to the one focusing on Spain).
  • Prepare and present reports and papers on these topics.
  • Develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.

Financial Markets

  • Monitor developments and the outlook in key financial markets and contribute to developing forecasts.
  • Prepare regular reports and papers.
  • Conduct research on selected topics: yield curve modelling, asset pricing, etc.
  • Develop quantitative models for analysis and forecasting.

Big Data

  • Conduct microeconomic and sectorial analysis combining internal data, social network data and standard sectorial data.
  • Produce sectorial forecasts using big data techniques.
  • Prepare and present regular sectorial reports and provide support to commercial units of CaixaBank.

Requirements (same for all the units):

  • Education: Economist with a post-graduate degree (Master's Degree or PhD from a prestigious university) ; knowledge of quantitative methods will be valued.
  • Experience: Previous experience in similar posts will be valued.
  • Languages: Spanish and English required.
  • Abilities:
    • Versatility: Global perspective on macroeconomics and financial markets.
    • Initiative and foresight in identifying relevant topics.
    • Ability to synthesise complex problems.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Teamwork.

Applicants should e-mail their CV and cover letter to stating their preference for the Macroeconomics, Financial markets or Big Data units.

We will be conducting interviews at the Symposium of the Spanish Economic Association , which will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 13-15 December 2018. In addition, we are available for online interviews for applicants who do not attend the Symposium.

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