Economic research at the Riksbank is conducted primarily within the Research Division. Other departments also employ PhD economists who conduct some research.
Economists in the Research Division conduct research in areas of importance to the Riksbank, with the objective of furthering our understanding of the overall economy, in particular within monetary policy, financial intermediation, financial markets and payments.
Our research papers are published in the Riksbank Working Paper series and in peer-reviewed journals. Research economists also give support and advise to policy departments and the Executive Board, contribute to competence development at the Riksbank and act as a link between the Riksbank and academia. In recent years staff at the Research Division have published articles in, among other journals, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of International Economics and the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.
The Research Division organizes academic conferences, hosts an international seminar series, and has an active visitors program. Some staff members teach part-time at universities and some are affiliated with the Center for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability (CeMoF) at Stockholm University.