Senior/Lead Economist – Greater China


Oxford Economics is one of the world’s leading economic consultancy firms. Headquartered in Oxford, with regional centers in London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore, we employ over 500 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1500 international organizations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

The company is engaged in two main areas of activity. One is our highly respected global macroeconomic, industry and city forecasting services. The other is our bespoke consultancy service, answering specific economic questions with rigorous analysis on behalf of a diverse range of international clients.

About the role

You will be a key member of the team responsible for producing economic research for the Asia Global Macro Service, one of Oxford Economics leading subscription products.

Reporting to the Head of Asia Economics, you will be developing research ideas and helping to produce macroeconomic forecasts as part of our Global Macro Service. This is an exciting opportunity in a fast-growing part of the company. You will also be required to present to clients and field their queries in the first instance.

You will be looking primarily at themes affecting the Greater China region from a top-down macro perspective, but you will also be expected to contribute to shaping our view and research themes on the region. Collaborating with the rest of the Asia macro team and our regional macro teams globally will be a central part of your role.

You have a flair for good writing and are a confident presenter who enjoys presenting innovative research and can build strong client relationships over time.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Helping to set the Greater China macroeconomic view.
  • Overseeing and producing the forecast for some of the economies of Greater China.
  • Overseeing the evolution of Oxford Economics’ Greater China coverage
  • Writing analytical research and presenting macroeconomic research themes
  • Interacting with clients/prospects, presenting at client events
  • Managing and developing a junior economist
Person Specification

The profile, orientation, and skills that you will bring to the team include:

  • More than five years’ experience as a macroeconomist covering the Greater China region.
  • Strong track record in forecasting and writing independent research reports to tight deadlines
  • Excellent academic training with an advanced degree in economics – a top Masters or a Doctorate will help you stand out.
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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