Asia-Pacific Economist, Macro and Investor Services, Singapore

About the role

Oxford Economics is looking for an experienced macroeconomist to join our Asia team, to be based in our Singapore office. The successful candidate will forecast the economic outlook and risks for several Asian countries; and provide real-time, value-added analysis on key economic and policy developments to internal and external stakeholders. The role also offers the opportunity to help shape our view of the wider region, working closely with our established team of macroeconomists elsewhere in Asia and around the world.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of one or more Asian economies and detailed knowledge of the macro data. The position would suit someone who is looking to develop his or her analytical skills and regional knowledge.

 

Key responsibilities

Forecasting and research

  • Produce monthly forecasts for one or two Asian economies, using Oxford Economics’ Global Economic Model, and write Country Economic Forecast reports for those countries
  • Produce forecasts and reports on a quarterly or bi-annual basis for several other economies
  • Contribute to our Global Macro Service output, including writing regular Data Insights and/or Research Briefings on topics of interest relating to your countries or broader regional themes
  • Help to shape and present our country and regional views at internal and external meetings and events
  • Contribute to presentations and other publications
  • Contribute to ad hoc requests and projects where needed

Client and sales support

  • Handle client queries about our Asia views and forecasts, as well as Oxford Economics’ products and services
  • Provide support for sales staff through meetings with clients and prospective clients, including demonstrating our Global Economic Model and training clients to use it.

Person Specification

This role would suit an economist with some experience in macroeconomic analysis and/or knowledge of one or more Asian economies.  Familiarity with India would be an advantage, but is not a requirement. We will also look for the following attributes:

  • excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • prior experience of macroeconomic modelling and/or forecasting
  • excellent written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain economic concepts and their implications to non-specialists
  • a post-graduate degree in economics or a closely-related quantitative discipline is desirable although not essential
  • self-motivation and the ability to work independently.

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics is one of the world’s leading economic consultancy firms. Headquartered in Oxford, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, we employ over 300 full-time people, including more than 200 professional economists, industry experts and business editors. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1000 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

The macroeconomic and investor services team is part of our highly respected global macroeconomic, industry and city forecasting services. This is complimented by a bespoke consultancy service.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter demonstrating why you are suited to the role to recruitment@oxfordeconomics.com .You should state in the email header and your cover letter that you are applying for Asia-Pacific Economist, Macro and Investor Services, Singapore.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11thDecember 2017. An early response is advised as we will be reviewing applications as they come in.