European Economist, France


Oxford Economics is a leading global provider of economic forecasts, research, and consulting solutions. We are seeking a Senior European Economist to work within the European macro forecasting and research team. The position is based Paris.

The European macro team, which comprises of ten other economists, reports to the Managing Director for Macro and Investor Services and is responsible for all of Oxford Economics’ European macroeconomic forecasts and research, including contributions to a number of OE’s global publications and macro-related consultancy projects as appropriate.

The team has an outstanding forecasting track record and produces high quality economic research. We offer a collegial working environment where you will receive regular opportunities to work with high-profile macroeconomists on topical issues, and coaching to enhance your professional skills. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing company at the forefront of the industry.

Key Responsibilities
  • Producing forecasts for France and a number of smaller European economies. This will require understanding and learning the use of the Oxford Economics Global Economic Model, the tool that informs our macroeconomic projections.
  • Producing monthly economic reports on the countries under your supervision, as well as more in-depth economic research on the French economy.
  • Producing regular commentary and analysis of the broader eurozone economy including contributions to our daily and weekly publications as well as regular in-depth research reports covering eurozone macroeconomic issues.
  • Supporting sales and marketing by presenting Oxford’s view and products to a diverse audience, ranging from financial firms, public institutions or industrial companies. You will also be required to demonstrate and train clients in the use of our global economic model.
  • Contributing research ideas for broader eurozone-related work and assisting other members of the team with copy-editing of eurozone publications.
  • Managing/mentoring junior team members.
  • Providing client support on European related queries.
  • Providing media commentary on European macro releases.
Person Specifications: Required

  • Three to four years of experience as a macro economist covering France or other European economies
  • A degree in economics, preferably at postgraduate level and with a superb academic record.
  • First rate analytical and quantitative skills. Experience in macroeconomic modelling and producing forecasts is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication both in English and French. Ability to explain economic concepts to a diverse audience, including non-specialists.
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. 

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 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 500 full-time staff, including more than 300 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.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Economics family.

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 governmental or local laws.

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