Job Vacancy - Oxford Economics - Senior EM Economist London

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-in-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 economists 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 and expert panels. 

The role

You will be a key member of a team responsible for global EM research. As a senior member of the team, you will be able to independently develop ideas and take lead responsibility for authoring reports and pitching macro and investment-related themes and ideas to clients.  

 You will be looking at global emerging markets from a top-down macro perspective and should have the ability to provide macro views as an input to Oxford Economics’ house views and forecasts. Collaborating with various regional EM macro teams will be a central part of your role as well as the ability and willingness to perform occasional deep dives into individual EMs. 

 You will have a flair for good writing and are a confident presenter who enjoys pitching macro views to clients and can build strong client relationships over time 


What is on offer

We are a fast-growing, independent forecasting and consulting business with a global reach. Our goals are to provide excellent analysis, forecasting and analytical tools for our clients; and interesting, challenging and rewarding careers for our staff.

Skills and experience
  • Emerging market macro research; a emphasis on themes that affect views on macro forecasts and asset prices  
  • Identifying top-down macro financial market themes themes using quantitative and qualitative approaches.  
  • Writing analytical reports and pitching themes / ideas to clients 
  • Interacting with clients/prospects, presenting at client events  
  • Burden sharing in the team’s routine tasks associated with the publishing process. 


  • Several years’ experience as an EM macro-economist that could be in a financial sector or public sector organization with a core focus on developing macro ideas and themes 
  • Strong track record in developing client relationships and excellent presentation skills 
  • Strong interest in top-down macro with a coherent analytical approach. 
  • First-rate academic training with a degree in economics – a top Master’s or PhD will help you stand out.  
How to apply

Applications will open in March 2021. Please click Apply Now to 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 will bring to the role. 

The deadline for applications is the 5th April 2021. However, early application is strongly recommended. 

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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