Economist – Industry Consulting


We are looking for a high-calibre economist to join our London-based Industry consulting team. The team has a large and diverse portfolio of consulting work; our clients operate in many different sectors including renewable energy, manufacturing and construction. We typically conduct in depth economic analysis of a particular industry, although the type of questions we answer will vary significantly by project. Analysis includes: assessing the economic contribution of an industry to the wider economy; demand forecasting; market sizing; assessing factors that impact an industry such as labour market requirements and supply chain disruptions; etc.

We are looking for candidates with a flair for good writing, who possess strong quantitative skills, and are comfortable working with a variety of different datasets. Being a confident presenter who enjoys communicating innovative research is also necessary.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing company. We offers varied room for growth, a competitive salary package, and excellent benefits.

Key Responsibilities
  • Undertaking robust and rigorous analysis in the delivery of consultancy projects, including applying quantitative analytical techniques to large datasets using a variety of tools, including economic impact modelling;
  • Communicating with clients and potential clients effectively. This includes clearly articulating analysis in both written and verbal formats, responding promptly and positively to their enquiries, and building on existing and new client relationships
  • Communicating with economists across Oxford Economics to ensure we deliver the most value to our clients;
  • Balancing priorities across multiple projects;
  • Working with senior colleagues to develop research proposals, innovative methodologies, and structuring projects to meet client requirements, with progression to leading on the development of new proposals;
Person Specification

The profile, orientation and skills that you will bring to the team include:

  • Strong academic education with a degree in economics. (A postgraduate degree would be considered a plus).
  • Excellent excel skills used in the manipulation and analysis of large datasets.
  • Experience of economic modelling, quantitative economic analysis and the use of large datasets in a consultancy, corporate, government, or similar setting.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, as well as their implications, to non-specialists.
  • Knowledge of econometrics software such as eViews, and high-level programming languages like Python or R would be considered a plus.

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 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 more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 8,000 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 500+ full-time staff, including more than 400 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.

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