A vacant Seconded National Expert post at Eurostat has just been published at Eurostat - Directorate C: Macroeconomic statistics , Unit ESTAT.C.4: Price statistics. Purchasing power parities. Housing statistics
ESTAT unit C4 provides the official measures of inflation for the euro area and the EU, i.e. the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, the House Price Index and the measures of price level comparisons across countries, i.e. Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) for 37 participating EU and non-EU countries. The unit is responsible for a high profile area and its teams work and deliver to tight deadlines.
The post is within the PPP team. Several PPP surveys are organised each year to collect prices for comparable products in all participating countries. These data are used by Eurostat to calculate annual PPPs, which are used for example to compare GDP per inhabitant for the countries concerned. The post involves tasks related to the co-ordination of PPP surveys, the calculation of PPPs, the management of contractors, the documentation of production processes and the quality control of PPPs. Most tasks are carried out within the PPP production environment which consists of purpose-built web tools managing a central database.
The post offers the opportunity to work closely with colleagues in national statistical offices, the OECD, the World Bank and Commission staff.
Candidates should send their application according to the Europass CV format in English, French or German only to the Permanent Representation / Diplomatic Mission to the EU of their country, which will forward the applications to the competent services of the Commission within the deadline fixed by the latter. Not respecting this procedure or deadlines will automatically invalidate the application.
EURONA is an open access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to National Accounts and Macroeconomic Indicators. EURONA aims at providing a platform for researchers, scholars, producers and users of macroeconomic statistics to exchange their research findings.
The second EURONA issue of 2018 was published on the Eurostat website on 9 January and contains the following articles:
Integrated frameworks for economic accounting standards, by Paul McCarthy
Expanding the coverage of illegal economic activities in national accounts, by Ilcho Bechev
QDR methodology: understanding trade flows in the EU, by Pedro Martins Ferreira
Addendum to ‘Output growth and inflation across space and time’, by W. Erwin Diewert and Kevin J. Fox
Paper copies of the journal will be available in a few weeks.