Assistant Economist (Singapore)

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics is a leading economic consultancy firm. Founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college, we have since become one of the world’s foremost economic consulting firms. The company is engaged in two main areas of activity. One is our highly respected global macroeconomic and industry forecasting services, which the successful candidate would join. The other is our bespoke consultancy service, answering specific economic questions with rigorous analysis on behalf of a diverse range of international clients.

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.


About the role 

We are currently seeking a high-calibre trainee economist for our expanding Asia Macroeconomics Team, to be based in our Singapore office. We offer a rewarding work environment with room for growth and a competitive salary.

Candidate Requirements

  • Strong academic education in economics. A postgraduate qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Strong interest in practical research on macroeconomic issues relevant to corporations and financial institutions
  • Ability to work effectively with teams across different offices and respect tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior experience in macroeconomics is a plus

Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the macroeconomic forecast of several Asian economies, using Oxford Economics’ proprietary Global Economic Model
  • Write regular economic forecast reports for several Asian economies
  • Assist in the production of in-depth analysis pieces on broad macroeconomic themes related to the S E Asia region or individual economies
  • Produce economic commentaries on high frequency economic data releases and monetary and fiscal policy decisions
  • Ensure timely data updates ahead of the macroeconomic forecast cycle
  • Support the Head of Asia Economics and senior Asia economists by collecting and organising data, preparing charts and tables, and producing presentations
  • Demonstrate Oxford Economics’ products to clients and prospective clients
  • Respond to client queries in a timely manner
  • Perform other duties as requested

How to apply?

To be considered, please submit your resume (or CV) and cover letter detailing your interest in this opportunity. Please send applications to Qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps in the process. We look forward to receiving your application!

The closing date is Monday 4th September but applications will be considered as they are received.