US Economist, Macro and Investor Services

New York

Oxford Economics is a leading global provider of economic forecasts, research, and consulting solutions. We are seeking a US Economist to work within the US macro forecasting and research team. The position will be based in New York.

The US macro team, which comprises around eight other economists, reports to the Managing Director for Macro and Investor Services and is responsible for all of Oxford Economics’ US macro forecasts and research, including contributions to a number of OE’s global publications and macro-related consultancy projects as appropriate.

The team has an outstanding forecasting track record and produces high quality economic research. We offer a collegial working environment where you will receive regular opportunities to work with high-profile macroeconomists on topical issues, and coaching to enhance your professional skills. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing company at the forefront of the industry.

Key responsibilities are:
  • Producing regular commentary and analysis of the US economy including contributions to our data insights and regular monthly publications as well as regular in-depth research reports covering topical US macroeconomic issues.
  • Learning the use of the Oxford Economics Global Economic Model, the tool that informs our macroeconomic projections and scenarios, and demonstrating it to clients.
  • Help develop Oxford Economics’ presence in the US markets and providing client support.
  • Supporting sales and marketing by presenting Oxford’s view and products to a diverse audience, ranging from financial firms, public institutions or industrial companies.
  • Supporting the Chief Economist and Lead Economists
  • Providing media commentary as requested on macroeconomic themes.
Required skills include:

  • Three to four years of experience as a macroeconomist covering an aspect of the US economy.
  • A degree in economics, preferably at postgraduate level and with a superb academic record.
  • First rate analytical and quantitative skills. Experience in time series econometrics is essential. Experience in macroeconomic modelling and producing forecasts is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with the ability to explain economic concepts to a diverse audience, including non-specialists.

Expected base pay for this role may vary between $90,000 to $120,000 per year, determined on the candidates relevant education, skill, experience level and location. The base pay is part of the total compensation and benefits which also includes a discretionary performance based annual bonus.

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 federal, state, or local laws.

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 200 countries, 120 industrial sectors and over 6,000 cities. 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. We employ over 450 full-time people, 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 1200 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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