Associate Economist, Scenarios and Stress Testing


New York

Oxford Economics is seeking a high-calibre Associate Economist to be based in our New York office. The Associate Economist will report to the Lead Economist in the Scenarios and Stress Testing team, supporting a wide array of Oxford Economics subscription products linked to scenarios and modelling, as well as ad hoc scenario and stress testing projects for clients. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in economics and quantitative skills, with preferably a post – graduate level qualification in economics or a closely related felid. They will also show excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate complex economic concepts to a wide range of stakeholders of varying levels of technical sophistication.

Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the quarterly Global Scenario Service (GSS)
  • Contribute to the quarterly CECL Scenario Service
  • Contribute to the quarterly Global Climate Service (GCS)
  • Support Oxford Economics GEM (Global Economic Model) clients with technical support on using the model
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance and enhancements of the GEM
  • Support the sales team in demonstrating the GEM to prospective clients
  • Support the sales team in demonstrating and explaining the suit of scenario services offered by Oxford Economics (GSS, GCS, CECL) to prospective clients
Candidate Requirements
  • Strong academic background in economics. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in economics, or about to complete a Master’s degree
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in particular, the ability to communicate complex technical issues to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong foundational knowledge of econometrics and modeling techniques, especially with regards to time series modelling. Knowledge of Eviews or other software that can be used for econometrics is a plus but not essential.
  • Strong interest in scenario modelling and macroeconomic and financial risk analysis
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and prioritize workload to meet fixed deadlines
  • Ability to use MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

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 governmental, federal, or local laws.

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 200 countries, 280 industrial sectors and over 7,000 cities. 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. We employ over 450 full-time people, 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.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 2200 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

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