Senior Econometrician


London
About the role 

We are looking to hire a Senior Econometrician to join the consulting directorate of Oxford Economics. The consulting team consists of around 45 economists—primarily based in London but with sub-teams operating in New York, Berlin and Singapore. The team tackles a wide range of questions raised by our clients, from quantifying the economic impact of some of the world’s largest airlines and evaluating the effect of restricting competition in the 5G market, to valuing the social contribution of housing and debt-relief charities. Further examples of our work are available here

As a Senior Econometrician, you will primarily work on projects that require econometric or more technical expertise. This will often be in combination with economists within the division who will oversee and manage the client relationship and delivery. Within this role, you will be expected to present and communicate ideas and findings to both colleagues and clients in an accessible style drawing, where appropriate, on economic theory.  

The role offers an excellent opportunity to work with our diverse range of clients based all over the world and in all sectors. Typically, you will be working on between two and four projects simultaneously with the intensity of the workload associated with any one project varying depending on the stage of the research.   

Job description 

Key elements of the role include the following: 

  • Undertaking robust and rigorous economic analysis in the delivery of consultancy projects. 
  • Taking the lead on aspects of project work, with progression to managing projects. 
  • Applying quantitative analytical techniques to large datasets. 
  • Communicating with clients and potential clients effectively, responding promptly and positively to their enquiries, with progression to handling existing and potential client relationships more fully.
  • Being able to plan and structure one’s own project work, ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance from senior colleagues.
  • Taking the initiative in suggesting ways to strengthen the quality of our analysis; with progression to proactively developing new business opportunities. 
Person specification 

This exciting role would suit someone with between five and 10 years of experience as a professional economist and a strong quantitative background. The successful candidate will be rigorous, adaptable and creative in seeking solutions to difficult economic questions. Economists should also have the following attributes. 

Essential: 

  • Experience of quantitative economic analysis and dealing with a variety of data. 
  • Evidence of successful quantitative project work and report-writing. 
  • Strong skills in Excel and the manipulation of large datasets. 
  • Evidence of being creative in using economics to answer practical question. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, as well as their implications, to non-specialists. 
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to going the extra mile to produce rigorous, accurate work, within the constraints of the time and resources available. 
  • Experience with quantitative analysis software such as R, Stata, Python or Eviews. 

Desirable: 

  • A post-graduate degree in economics or a closely-related quantitative discipline. 
  • Expertise or experience of analysing large household survey microdata (such as the Labour Force Survey). 
  • Experience of data scraping.  
  • Experience of client-facing work and a track record of successful quantitative project analysis. 
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. The closing date for applications is 1st March 2022.

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, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, 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 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 400 full-time staff, 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 2,000 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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