Research Engagement

We organise – and participate in – research seminars, conferences and workshops. These bring together Central Bank staff and external researchers, and help us further improve the quality of our work.


Central Bank of Ireland organises a regular series of research seminars, where international, domestic and internal researchers present their work. These seminars are usually held once a week on Thursdays, either in-person or online. 

Recent Seminars

  • Andrew Hannon (University of Cambridge)
    Housing, Rental Markets, Mortgage Policies and the Wealth Distribution
  • Ralph Luetticke (Tuebingen University)
    Foreign portfolios and domestic business cycle with heterogeneous agents
  • Òscar Jordà (Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco and University of California San Diego)
    Loose Monetary Policy and Financial Instability

External Expert Projects

We directly engage with leading external experts so that they can contribute to research projects of interest to Central Bank of Ireland. This allows us to make stronger policy contributions and enhance the quality of our work through skills transfer and development.

Who are these projects aimed at?

Our external expert projects are aimed at leading experts/academics in strategic areas who are interested in, and aligned with, our agenda and can fill the gaps of our in-house technical expertise. They can advise us on technical matters and help us to guide policy-relevant research and analysis.

Visiting Researchers

We host visiting researchers for periods of between one week and one year. These researchers work on policy-relevant topics, and they can either collaborate with our people or work independently. Interested parties can soon apply to become a visiting researcher at the Central Bank.

Contact us for more information

Who can be a visiting researcher?

We’re interested in hearing from established researchers with a proven record of being published in leading international journals.

PhD Internship Programme

Every year, the Central Banks hosts PhD researchers who conduct high-quality analysis on policy-relevant topics. Participants will benefit from working onsite together with experienced researchers and technical staff.

Our PhD Internship Programme can last up to 11 months, albeit shorter internships are considered.

Who is the PhD Internship Programme aimed at?

The programme is aimed at PhD students (or recent graduates) in Economics, Finance or related fields, with excellent data and analytical skills, as well as strong econometric knowledge. Candidates should also be comfortable working in a team environment and have excellent communication skills.