We are looking to hire an Economist to join the economic impact consulting team at Oxford Economics. The team is primarily based in OE’s London office and consists of around 30 economists. The team tackles a wide range of questions raised by our clients, from quantifying the economic impact of some of the world’s largest airlines to estimating the economic footprints of fashion industries and cultural institutions.
Economists will typically work on two or three research projects at a time with projects usually typically running between two and six months, culminating in a report or presentation to a client. Economists are expected to contribute in a wide variety of ways to different aspects of an engagement, reporting to an Associate Director or Lead Economist in undertaking modelling and data analysis, drafting reports to a high standard and explaining analysis to clients. Some specific types of analysis undertaken by our Economists include developing models based on input-output tables or quantifying economic impacts using a range of other quantitative tools such as cost-benefit analysis, and producing user models for clients to model impact scenarios.
The role offers an excellent opportunity to work with our diverse range of clients based all over the world and in all sectors. As well as strong quantitative analysis skills, our Economists excel in written and verbal communication, allowing them to explain complex concepts in a clear and accessible way. Economists also have the opportunity to work with senior colleagues in the production of project proposals for potential clients.
Key elements of the role include the following:
- Contributing to project delivery and taking the lead on specific aspects of projects, through undertaking modelling and data analysis
- Planning and structuring aspects of projects and coordinating input from colleagues.
- Managing client enquiries and assisting with client engagement.
- Contributing to deliverables such as reports and presentations.
- Contributing to project proposals.
- Taking the initiative in suggesting ways to strengthen the quality of our analysis.
This exciting role would suit someone with at least two years of experience as a professional economist. The successful candidate will be rigorous, adaptable and creative in seeking solutions to difficult economic questions. Economists should also have the following attributes.
Economists should also have the following attributes.
- Experience of quantitative economic analysis and dealing with a variety of datasets.
- Strong skills with Excel
- Experience with analysing large datasets.
- Evidence of successful quantitative project work and report-writing.
- Evidence of being creative in using economics to answer practical questions.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, as well as their implications, to non-specialists.
- Attention to detail and a commitment to producing rigorous, accurate work.
- Familiarity with economic impact assessment techniques such as input-output modelling and cost benefit analysis.
- A post-graduate degree in economics or a closely-related quantitative discipline.
- Experience with quantitative analysis software such as Eviews, Stata, Python or R.
- Expertise or experience of analysing large household survey microdata (such as the Labour Force Survey).
- Experience of working in a consultancy or government.
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.
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About Oxford Economics
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