Founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college, Oxford Economics has become one of the world’s foremost economic consulting firms with over 20 offices around the world and 400 employees. The team is responsible for our unique suite of services that cover more than 7,000 cities and regions across the world, providing regularly updated forecasts, scenarios, and analysis for each location. We are proud to be ranked top in the global Best Economic Forecaster Awards, more than any other forecaster over the past three years by FocusEconomics; also to be recognised as one of Britain’s top mid-market private companies for fastest-growing international sales by The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.
At Oxford Economics,we have a deep respect for the role we play in an increasingly complex, interconnected worldwhere economics underpins many of the phenomena unfolding around us every day. We understand the responsibility we have in informing our customers’ most critical decisions with our expert-curated datasets, adaptive forecast models and analytical software. Our leading brand, global scale and growth trajectory represent a rare opportunity to develop world-class skills and deliver meaningful impact. We offer the kind of working environment and competitive compensation you would expect from a global leader, but also a unique heritage and sense of belonging.
We are currently seeking a high-calibre Economist for our expanding Cities Team to be based in our London office. The team is responsible for our unique suite of services that cover more than 7,000 cities and regions across the world, providing regularly updated forecasts, scenarios, and analysis for each location.
Our city specialists also undertake a range of sub-national consultancy projects for both public and private sector clients across the globe. Examples of the type of work we undertake include, socio-economic assessments, deep-dive strategic analysis, location benchmarking and economic impact studies.
We are looking for an ambitious Economist to join the team to work primarily on our European and Asian city services, with a focus on our city scenarios. We offer a rewarding work environment with room for growth, highly competitive salary package (including bonus plan), and an excellent benefits package.
Key Responsibilities In this role, you will contribute to all aspects of the production, delivery and development of our existing city forecasting services. This includes:
Forming baseline economic forecasts for cities and regions for several countries, on a quarterly basis;
Producing insightful economic analysis for these cities, including quarterly outlook publications and in-depth reports on key topics;
Articulating key messages from our forecasts via reports, webinars, presentations and client meetings;
In this position, you would also lead on the quarterly production of our scenario offering, spanning cities across Europe and Asia. This provides an exciting opportunity to help develop our city scenario modelling capabilities further over time in this fast-growing part of the team.
Skills and experience
Strong academic background in Economics;
Between 3 and 5 years’ experience as a professional economist;
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Practical experience in applying quantitative analytical techniques to large datasets using software such as EViews, R, Stata or Python is desirable;
Ability to work effectively in teams across different offices and to tight deadlines;
Ability to plan and structure workload, ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance from senior colleagues
How to apply
Applications will open in March 2021. Please clickApply Nowto send your CV (resumé) and cover letter and complete the online application form. Your cover letter should explain how you meet our requirements and what you can bring to the role.
The deadline for applications is the 23rd April 2021. However, early application is strongly recommended.
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