Economist & Data Scientist


New York

Oxford Economics is a leading global provider of economic forecasts, research, and consulting solutions. We are seeking a high-caliber economist / data scientist to join our rapidly growing industry forecasting team located in New York City.

Your Role and Responsibilities as Economist / Data Scientist:

The Economist / Data Scientist will direct the empirical approach, execution and economic review of quantitative data preparation and analysis. These will include use of advanced statistical and econometrics techniques using R, Python, and/or other appropriate analytic software. The Economist/ Data Scientist’s analytical skills will help the team to drive new business, build new applications and enhance the forecasts made for our clients.

Key Responsibilities
  • Working on and assisting with the implementation of new or existing programs that maximize the validity, accuracy, and utility of the results
  • Write programs to cleanse and integrate large data sets in an efficient and reusable manner
  • Building analytical and forecast models including machine learning algorithms
  • Evaluate modelling results and communicate the results to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Help develop Oxford Economics’ presence in the US technology and ecommerce markets, also provide client support that includes responding to queries
  • Communicate and present custom data solutions to clients
Candidate Requirements
  • Undergraduate degree in economics, with related training and experience in computer science, data science, applied mathematics, statistics, or related fields
  • 1-3 years working in an economics focused position, such as with a relevant government agency (BLS/BEA or something similar), or a corporate setting in technology, finance, commerce, or market analysis. Graduate school may be substituted in place of work experience
  • A firm understanding of economics as proven through previous coursework or work experience.
  • Ability to look at things differently, for example to debug, troubleshoot, design, and implement solutions to complex issues
  • Proven track record of excellent verbal and written communication skills
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, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, 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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