Lead Economist


About the role 

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

Reporting to the Head of Asia Economics, you will be responsible for providing regular macroeconomic  output at both a country level and on exchange and interest rates, considering both fundamental and market-oriented factors. Developing research ideas and providing forecasts on economies 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 as and when needed.   

You will be primarily forecasting and writing research on country and regional thematic macroeconomic issues. Being able to write compelling reasearch on bond and foreign exchange markets across Asia from a fundamental perspective is a plus. You will also be expected to contribute to the economic thinking that shapes our view and research themes on the region, including forecasting a country. Collaborating with the rest of the Asia macro team and our macro teams globally will be a central part of your role. 

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

Key Responsibilities
  • Contributing to the macroeconomic forecasts that are both country specific and regional.  
  • Writing analytical research and presenting research themes including on financial market issues 
  • Interacting internally with other economists/strategists.   
  • Interacting with clients/prospects, presenting at client events
Person Specification

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

  • More than five years’ experience as an economist with experience writing on financial market issues would help you stand out.   
  • Strong track record in analytical work and writing independent research reports to tight deadlines 
  • Excellent academic training with an advanced degree in economics/finance – a top Masters or a PhD will help you stand out. 
  • Strong quantitivae skills will be a plus as will knowledge of Korean.   

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.

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