Junior Economist/Economist – Africa Forecasting

South Africa

Oxford Economics Africa, a majority-owned subsidiary of Oxford Economics that specialises in political and macroeconomic research in Africa, is hiring for a Junior Economist/Economist for our Paarl office.

Key Responsibilities
  • Performing macroeconomic analysis and forecasting on a selection of countries in Africa
  • Thorough research on all factors that could affect the countries’ political and policy environments and economies
  • Analysis on what that might mean for different drivers, and putting our analysis (and expectations for the future) into clear, readable language for use in our subscription products
  • Learning and adapting to the use of the Oxford Economics Global Economic Model, the tool that informs our macroeconomic projections and scenarios.
Key Requirements
  • Strong grasp of economic theory, as well as a keen interest in current affairs and be able to present your conclusions clearly and in detail in writing, as well as verbally.
  • Working with large datasets and be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • High standard of written English is a key requirement
  • At least a BComm Honours in Economics, Econometrical Analysis or Econometrics, or else a BA Honours with a PPE as first degree. A Master’s degree (in Economics or Political Science) will be preferable.
To Apply

Please forward a letter of motivation and a comprehensive CV with all relevant detailed academic records and results, including matric, to [email protected]

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About Oxford Economics Africa

Oxford Economics Africa specialises in providing forecasts and insights for major African economies. Our services provide a com prehensive analysis of immediate and long-term prospects that will benefit organisations monitoring risks or opportunities for their operations or investments in the continent.

South Africa-based Oxford Economics Africa has a strong reputation for independence and quality. The firm employs a highly qualified team of economists, econometricians, quantitative analysts, political analysts, and editors. All are experts in their field and have decades of experience in covering Africa, ensuring that insights are provided within the context of a comprehensive know ledge of the African continent, its history, and each country’s unique political and economic setting.

Oxford Economics Africa is majority owned by Oxford Economics, a leader in global forecasting and analysis. Its best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools provide an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social, and business impact. For more information, visit: https://www.africaneconomics.com/

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