Industry Economist


London
Application deadline: 30/04/2022

Oxford Economics is one of the world’s leading economic consultancy firms. Headquartered in Oxford, with regional centres in London, New York, Singapore and Sydney, we employ over 400 full-time colleagues, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 2,000 organisations across the world, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

We are looking for two high-calibre economists to join our London-based Industry forecasting and consulting team. We are recruiting for two roles.

One will see the successful candidate take responsibility for quarterly updates of forecasts and reports, underpinned by our 77-country 100-sector Global Industry Model. He or she will cover a specific sector such as automotive, construction, chemicals, food/beverage etc for all countries in the model, as well as providing client support, making presentations at conferences and webinars, and writing topical research. In addition, the team has a large and diverse portfolio of consultancy work to which all economists contribute in addition to their forecasting duties.

The second role is to work exclusively on the consultancy work answering economic questions about different industries. These include: demand forecasting; market sizing; identifying different industries growth drivers; labour market requirements; supply chain disruption impacts; etc.

Person Specification: Required
  • Strong academic education in economics;
  • Ability to work effectively in teams across different offices to tight deadlines;
  • Excellent Excel skills used in the manipulation and analysis of large datasets;
  • Good grasp of approaches to economic modelling and applied econometrics
  • Some 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.
Person Specification: Desired
  • A post-graduate degree in economics;
  • Knowledge of econometrics software such as eViews, and high-level programming languages like Python or R
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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