Econometrician, Economic Impact Consulting

Application deadline: 29/07/2022
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 more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. 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 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 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 2,000 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 looking to hire an Econometrician to join the Economic Impact consulting team at Oxford Economics. The consulting team consists of around 55 economists – primarily based in London but with teams operating in New York, Berlin and Singapore. The group tackles a wide range of questions raised by our clients, from quantifying the economic impact of some of the world’s largest airlines and evaluating the effect of restricting competition in the 5G market, to valuing the social contribution of housing and debt-relief charities.

As an Econometrician, you will primarily work on projects that require econometric or quantitative or technical expertise. This will often be in combination with economists within the division who will oversee and manage the client relationship and delivery. Within this role, you will be expected to present and communicate ideas and findings to both colleagues and clients in an accessible style drawing, where appropriate, on economic theory. Typically, you will be working on one to three projects simultaneously with the intensity of the workload associated with any one project varying depending on the stage of the research. The role offers an excellent opportunity to work with our diverse range of clients based all over the world and in all sectors.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be rigorous, adaptable and creative in seeking solutions to difficult economic questions and should also have the following attributes.

  • An undergraduate degree in economics or a mixed economics degree with econometrics, statistics or mathematics.
  • Up to three years’ experience of quantitative economic analysis and dealing with a variety of data.
  • Proficiency in econometrics software (e.g., Stata) or programming languages (e.g., R/Python/Matlab).
  • Very good Excel skills – knowledge of advanced functions (V/H lookups, Index, Nested If-then-else, etc.) and experience in formula auditing.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to going the extra mile to produce rigorous, accurate work, within time and resource constraints.
  • An advanced degree in statistics, mathematics, applied econometrics, applied economics, business economics or a related quantitative field.
  • Expertise or experience of analysing large household survey microdata (such as the Labour Force Survey).
  • Experience with causal inference and experimentation methods, such as difference in difference, matching, regression discontinuity designs, and instrumental variables. Experience with probabilistic modelling, dynamic optimisation and/or reinforcement learning would be ideal.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative analysis, findings and assumptions, as well as their implications, to non-specialists.
  • Familiarity with elements of machine learning, natural language processing, data infrastructure, and version control systems.

Location: Oxford Economics’ London office at 4 Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JA.

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV, example of past work, and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role. The closing date for applications is July 29 2022.

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, colour, gender, 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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