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 200 countries.
The EIU is recruiting for a Principal Economist who will be responsible for leading a team of analysts and researchers within the EIU’s country analysis division to help deliver, promote and expand the company’s portfolio of country analysis products and services. The Principal Economist will work closely with the Regional Director and Directors Team on shaping the strategy of the Country Analysis division and develop its products and services with the aim of expanding business among current and new clients. A key feature of this role involves the ability to provide strategic insight and input to help develop the EIU business, its portfolio of products and services. The Principal Economist will be called upon to promote and present the EIU to improve the Group’s visibility among current and perspective clients, address media outlets and participate in client facing events, and address internal group meetings.
The Principal Economist will have strong leadership skills and be able to effectively develop and guide a team of country analysts and researchers. The Principal Economist must provide necessary challenge and support to the EIU’s wider team of country analysts, whilst also offering intellectual leadership and rigour in economic, political and risk analysis relating to the region. This role requires a thorough understanding of country macroeconomic data and forecasting techniques, and the practical application of research and analysis to real world situations. The Principal Economist will need to demonstrate strong economic and forecasting skills, and be able to convey their knowledge and insight to help guide and train team members in this very crucial area of country analysis services and products
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