Oxford Economics, a leading global economic research and consultancy firm, is looking to hire a Senior Economist, Economic Impact Consulting Technical Team based within the consulting directorate. The consulting directorate tackles a wide range of questions raised by our clients, from quantifying the economic, environmental and social impact of major companies and industries, evaluating the effect of COVID-19 on industries throughout the EU, to estimating the value created by cultural institutions.
This position will be based within the technical team of our Economic Impact function, focusing on maintaining and expanding the technical capabilities in the EI team. It will involve developing and enhancing our industry leading modelling capabilities, using a variety of analytical tools such as input-output (I-O) and social account matrix (SAM) modelling, environmental footprinting, cost-benefit analysis, or econometric analysis. Additionally, the individual will be involved in contributing to the technical components of consulting projects, including reviewing and quality assuring the work of colleagues. Such 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. There is also scope for the successful candidate to become involved in the wider delivery of consulting projects.
This position will be an integral part of Oxford’s growth plans for the Economic Impact Consulting Technical team and is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing company at the forefront of the industry. The key responsibilities within this role include:
- Maintaining and updating Oxford’s suite of quantitative impact tools;
- Enhancing Oxford’s suite of quantitative impact tools through incorporation of new data or approaches;
- Assisting and advising other team members within Oxford in understanding, using, and interpreting these tools and models;
- Participating in the review and quality assurance of consultancy projects, to ensure robust and rigorous economic analysis in their delivery;
- Applying and assuring quantitative analytical techniques as applied to large datasets;
- Being entrepreneurial and proactive in the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities; and
- Managing small project teams on the delivery of consultancy projects (commonly 1-3 people), to ensure resources are allocated efficiently and to support professional development.
Skills and Experiences
This exciting role would suit someone with at least three years’ experience as a professional economist. It may also suit experienced statisticians or social researchers with a track record of national accounting in a government statistics office. The successful candidate will have detailed knowledge of I-O tables, preferably including their estimation/construction. Experience with using and interpreting social accounting matrices will also be valuable in the role.
- Experience of using and/or interpreting I-O tables and/or SAMs;
- Experience with statistical or general programming languages such as R or Python;
- Experience with using national accounting, labour force and other social datasets;
- Excellent analytical skills;
- Excellent 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.
- A post-graduate degree in economics;
- Experience of environmental economics, carbon accounting, or ecosystem accounting;
- Experience of client-facing work and the ability to develop commercial relationships with potential clients.
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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