Senior Economist, Cities & Regions Team - New York, NY
Oxford Economics (OE) is seeking a high-calibre Senior Economists for our expanding cities and regions team to be based in our New York office.
The team is responsible for our unique suite of forecasting services that cover more than 7,000 cities and regions across the world, including all North American States, Provinces, Metros and Counties. Our services provide regularly updated data, forecasts, scenarios and written analysis for each location. Our cities and regions team work extensively with real estate investors, advisors, data vendors, pension funds, lenders, developers, and increasingly with retailers, corporations, financial institutions and government organizations.
Key elements of the role include the following:
Contributing to all aspects of the production, delivery and development of our US and Canadian Regional Forecasting Service;
In collaboration with the business development team, communicating our US and Canadian regional forecasts to clients and potential clients across North America;
Presenting our US and Canadian regional outlook at select internal and external conferences and roundtable events—often focused on specific economic/regional themes;
Engage and support Oxford’s existing clients effectively and develop Oxford’s relationship with them
Support the production and writing of sub-national reports and event driven commentary, including research briefings, quarterly outlook reports, chartbooks, individual metro reports and more thematic pieces;
Lead the development of research proposals and project reports;
Manage customized consultancy projects
Working with the North American business development team, being entrepreneurial and proactive in the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities; and
Being able to plan and structure one’s own work and coordinate input from colleagues, ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, or related discipline
More than 5 years’ experience in progressively responsible roles as a professional economist, or related field - including in the field of sub-national analysis;
Demonstrated interest in real estate analysis , data analysis, economic development, regional planning, and/or economic and public policy.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, including the ability to manipulate and analyze large datasets;
A track record of successfully developing and executing customized projects;
Experience of using a variety of data sources and familiarity of sub-national government and proprietary economic datasets;
Ability to work effectively in teams across different offices and timezones and meet tight deadlines; and
Strong Excel skills are essential, and experience with Eviews is desirable