Senior Economist, Economic Impact Consulting


Oxford Economics seeks a Senior Economist to join an innovative economics consulting team.

This team tackles a wide range of questions raised by our clients, from quantifying the economic, environmental, and social impact of major companies and industries, to evaluating the effect of COVID-19 on sectors throughout Europe, to estimating the value created by cultural institutions.

The team you will join is innovative, and is therefore looking for someone who will bring fresh ideas, drive, and economic and technical skill to push the boundaries of the role. For example, the group you will join developed Oxford Economics’ Global Sustainability Model software—which is used by multiple teams in the company—and would benefit from someone who can help expand the model to answer the growing list of economic, environmental, and social questions our clients ask for. Valuable contributions may come in the form of economic expertise, programming ability, or a combination of both.

This role will be in the Economic Impact consulting team. Consulting projects usually run for between two and six months, and culminate in a report or presentation to a client. At any one time there are around 30 projects in progress across the consulting directorate, which currently comprises approximately 35 staff.

Key Responsibilities
  • Undertake robust and rigorous economic analysis to deliver consultancy projects;
  • Take the lead on aspects of project work, with scope to progress to managing projects;
  • Apply quantitative analytical techniques to large datasets using software such as Excel, Python, R, VBA, Stata, or Eviews;
  • Communicate with clients and potential clients effectively, responding promptly and positively to their enquiries, with progression to handling existing and potential client relationships more fully;
  • Work with senior colleagues to develop research proposals, project reports and presentations, with progression to leading on the development of new proposals;
  • Plan and structure one’s own project work, ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance from senior colleagues; and
  • Take the initiative and implement ways to strengthen our modelling tools and analytical capabilities; with progression to proactively developing new business opportunities.
  • Four years of prior experience working as a professional economist; 
  • 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 questions; 
  • 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. 
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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