Industrial placement 22/23 - Consultancy Team

Job Summary

Research Assistants in the consulting team typically work on multiple projects at any one time—
from quantifying the economic impact of some of the world’s largest companies, to valuing the
social contribution of charities—helping our economists with data collection, data analysis, and
report drafting. Research Assistants are expected to manage their own time commitments
across different projects in order to meet deadlines.

By joining our team, you will gain valuable and practical knowledge of the application of
economics to real world questions. You will also develop your skills with Microsoft Office,
mapping software, and other data software.

Key responsibilities include:
  • assisting our economists with data collection, data analysis, and report drafting;
  • modelling under the supervision of economists; and
  • managing time commitments across different projects in order to meet deadlines.
The successful candidates will have the following attributes:
  • a good grasp of economic theory;
  • expected grade of 2:1 or above;
  • experience with economic data and analysis and in coursework;
  • excellent written and verbal communication;
  • a good eye for detail;
  • proactive problem solving approach;
  • strong knowledge of Excel; and
  • experience with the manipulation of datasets; software such as Access/Stata/Eviews and programming languages would be a plus.

This position is for Economics students who will have already completed two years of their degree
when they start the placement. This role is not open to graduates.

How to apply
  1. Download the application form,  job advert and job descriptions
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Click Apply Now (below) to upload your application form and cover letter.

Deadline for applications is: January 31st 2022.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact. 

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We employ 400 full-time staff, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics. 

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