Economist / Sr. Economist


We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Economist / Senior Economist to join our industry team and take the next step in their career. In this role you’ll combine your economics knowledge and modelling skills to produce high quality industry forecasts, research and analysis. You will understand how both domestic and global developments impact Australia at the industry level, and you will be looking to further develop your quantitative and qualitative skills to enable you to take a leading role in forecasting activity and investment. You will be working with our Economists, Consultants and Forecasters to help our clients navigate the challenges ahead in a friendly, collaborative and high achieving environment.

Person Specification

As an Economist / Senior Economist you will have 2+ years’ experience in a similar role and will be looking to further your career. You will hold an economics degree or similar. You will want to apply your robust quantitative skills to forecasting the Australian economy at the industry level. We are looking for a candidate that can deliver insightful commentary as well as produce regular research notes that highlight developing trends and communicate the risks around our forecasts. The successful applicant will engage with clients through presentations and responding to queries on demand.

This is an ideal opportunity to advance your career. BIS Oxford Economics is a rapidly growing organisation with offices situated around the world. We promote a friendly, collaborative and high achieving environment. Good analytical skills and evidence of being proactive in using economics to answer client questions are a must.

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics or related field (honours or masters desired but not essential)
  • You will be comfortable working and liaising with our clients who are typically senior management in large corporations and government organisations.
  • A proven, demonstrable track record of economic analysis and research
  • Must be highly organised and able to manage multiple deliverables at once
  • Candidate must have strong presentation and writing skills
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must be a self-starter, with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals
  • Must be a team player
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, as well as their implications, to non-specialists

In addition, we will be looking for:

  • Advanced degree in Economics
  • Experience working with econometric models – specifically time series techniques
  • Experience programming in R or python
  • Experience conducting industry research and analysis

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 local government laws.

About BIS Oxford Economics

Following the acquisition of BIS Shrapnel by Oxford Economics in 2017 a new entity was formed called BIS Oxford Economics which forms part of the Oxford Economics Group.

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.

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