Economist, Cities Team


Oxford Economics is a leading global provider of economic forecasts, research, and consulting solutions. We are currently seeking high-calibre candidates for our expanding Cities Team to be based in our London office. The team is responsible for a range of sub-national consultancy projects for both public and private sector clients across the globe. Examples of the type of work we undertake include, socio-economic assessments, technical modelling assignments, and economic impact studies. Our team also runs a unique suite of forecasting services that cover more than 8,000 cities and regions across the world, providing regularly updated data, forecasts and analysis for each location. Recent examples of our work is available to view on our Resource Hub.

We are looking for an ambitious person to join the team to work primarily on the consultancy business, but to also provide support to our forecasting team when required. We offer a rewarding work environment with room for growth, highly competitive salary package (including bonus plan), and an excellent benefits package.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, you will contribute towards the successful completion of client projects covering a wide range of topics across different geographical areas.

  • Working on a range of sub-national bespoke consultancy projects across the globe (which may require limited travel from time to time);
  • Apply quantitative analytical techniques to large datasets;
  • Handle clients and potential clients effectively and develop Oxford’s relationship with them;
  • Support the winning of new work and repeat work from clients;
  • Being able to plan and structure one’s own work ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance; and
  • Support the production and development of our suite of city and regional forecasting services as required
Person Specification

The successful candidate should have a genuine interest in data analytics and economics and is likely to be a recent graduate or early careerist (0-3 years of experience). Skills and qualifications relevant to this role include:

  • Strong academic education in economics, geography, or related discipline;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain technical concepts and quantitative results, to non-specialists;
  • Ability to work effectively in teams across different offices and to tight deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong Excel skills are essential and experience in using database programming languages using software such as EViews, R, Stata or Python, is desirable;
How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role. 

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, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental 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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