As the research and analysis division of the Economist Group, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) helps leaders prepare for opportunity, empowering them to act with confidence when making strategic decisions. The EIU is the global standard in providing quality, actionable intelligence to the public and private sector, assessing issues that impact the marketplace for over two hundred countries.
The Economics Unit supplies and maintains the econometric models and underlying datasets for the series which the Economist Intelligence Unit publishes and forecasts. The team also compiles its own suite of data products and supports a large number of bespoke projects for the Economist Intelligence Unit's consultancy arm.
We are recruiting an Economist who will work to ensure the accuracy of macroeconomic data, maintain and development of the EIU's econometric forecasting frameworks and promote and explain the EIU's forecasting methodology. The successful candidate will also liaise with the EIU's Consulting team on quantitative research projects, advising on methodology and developing quantitative capabilities.
In this role you will be expected to work on :
Economic data and model
Work within the Economics team to ensure the accuracy of economic data, maintain and develop econometric models used in the forecasting procedure
Troubleshoot and advise other teams within the EIU on data and model issues and implications on forecasts and work closely with the regional team ensure the quality of the country data published
Monitor external data sources and advise on updates and revisions to data
Monitor quality and accuracy of economic forecasting and under the supervision of the Lead Economist, modeling & forecasting work to improve all forecast methodology framework
Promote EIU quantitative products externally by creating new materials that showcase quantitative products and by working closely with EIU sales and marketing teams
Advise clients in using EIU data within their business
Assist in shaping EIU products and services through conversations and feedback from clients
Review and upgrade the econometric models to improve forecast accuracy and recommend changes to the models and the software the models are run in
Work closely with the data & research team to develop data products and to promote methodologies internally and externally
Work with the technical team as needed on development work based in Excel.
Liaise with the EIU Consulting team on quantitative research projects that require econometric model developments
Work closely with the Consulting team in maintain and update existing projects
Assist in shaping and developing CR quantitative capabilities
Present quantitative results to external clients as required
Experience, skills and professional attributes:
To succeed in this role you must have:
Strong understanding of macroeconomic, demographic and international trade concepts and knowledge of key data series
Experience in data analysis, quantitative macroeconomic analysis and econometric forecasting
Experience in application of econometrics for forecasting and model building
Advanced Excel skills, familiarity with econometric software
Experience in EViews, understand VBA and Matlab
High level of numeracy, experience handling large data sets
A degree in Economics or a relevant related subject, Master's degree preferred
Good communication and interpersonal skills
You will be able to demonstrate:
The ability to prioritise tasks, well organised and meet deadlines
Highly numerate and analytical skills
A commitment to producing output of high quality
A knowledge of global affairs and economic issues
Self-motivated, able to take the lead on quantitative projects
If this role matches your skills, experience and motivations then please submit your CV with a covering note identifying why you feel you would be a great addition to the team along with your salary expectations.
In return, we provide a supportive and progressive environment with a wide range of opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally.
The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.