Geospatial Analyst/Economist, Cities Team


Oxford Economics is a leading global provider of economic forecasts, research, and consulting solutions. We are currently seeking high-calibre candidates for our expanding Cities Team to be based in our London office. The team is responsible for our unique suite of services that cover more than 8,000 cities and regions across the world, providing regularly updated forecasts, scenarios, and analysis for each location. Recent examples of our work is available to view on our Resource Hub.

We are looking for an ambitious person to join the team to work primarily on our Global Cities service and related consultancy projects. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with an interest in economic geography, geospatial analytics, big data, or machine learning.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, you will contribute to all aspects of the production, delivery and development of our existing city forecasting services. This includes:

  • Developing innovative geospatial datasets that can be used to enhance estimates of regional economic trends;
  • Forming baseline economic forecasts and alternative scenarios for cities and regions on a quarterly basis;
  • Producing insightful economic analysis for these cities, including quarterly outlook publications and in-depth reports on key topics;
  • Articulating key messages from our forecasts via reports, webinars, presentations and client meetings
Person Specification

The successful candidate should have a genuine interest in data analytics and economics and is likely to be a recent graduate or early careerist (0-3 years of experience). Skills and qualifications relevant to this role include:

  • Strong academic education in economics, geography, or related discipline;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain technical concepts and quantitative results, to non-specialists;
  • Experience in using database programming languages using software such as EViews, R, Stata or Python, is desirable;
  • An interest in data modelling, GIS, or data visualisation software
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 governmental 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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