Location: London, Belfast or Oxford
Tourism Economics is a subsidiary of Oxford Economics dedicated to analytically-based consulting to the tourism sector. Oxford Economics is one of the world’s leading economics consultancies, providing advice to international institutions, governments and blue-chip companies.
We are looking to appoint a high-calibre senior economist to develop our expanding EMEA team. A key focus of this role will be to represent the consultancy arm of the business, working on tourism sector specific analysis for a wide range of clients. The role may entail frequent travel and on-site client engagement, ensuring a dynamic work environment that involves collaborating directly with clients.
Some support work on our expanding subscription services including the Global Travel Service (GTS) and Global City Travel (GCT) forecast databases and associated reporting will be required. The role will involve working with both the Oxford Economics sales team as well as the rest of the Tourism Economics team in producing analysis.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Take a senior role in new consulting projects, in collaboration with the existing tourism consulting team for a range of existing and new clients.
- This will involve analysis, estimation and report writing as well as collating and editing research by other team members.
- Produce detailed custom forecasts and scenarios based on the Global Tourism Service (GTS) database of country level tourism flows and the Global City Travel (GCT) database, as well as Oxford Economics macroeconomic and scenario modelling
- Understand and apply Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) methodological framework for destination clients.
- Apply economic impact methodology to understand the contribution of a diverse range of tourism sub-sectors.
- Understand other relevant research, and how this could be applied to other clients, or how the approach could be replicated.
- Present trends and forecasts to varied audiences, including webinars.
- Prior experience working as a professional economist with demonstrated abilities in managing increasingly complex research tasks.
- Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Practical experience preparing and analyzing data, and developing econometric models, using software such as R, Python or Eviews, and experience with data visualization software such as Tableau, is desirable
- Ability to work effectively in teams across offices and within tight deadlines
- Ability to plan workload, ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance from senior colleagues
- 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.
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