• Data Analyst - Economics

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
    ID
    2018-5058
    Function
    Analyst
  • Introduction

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    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.


    We need a research analyst/data analyst to work within an internationally-focused and diverse team helping to support our macroeconomic & industry databases and models, and to deliver bespoke research projects with a strong quantitative element.

    Accountabilities

    How will you contribute:

     

    Data and Modelling

     

    • Perform essential maintenance and quality checking for the productions of the EIU’s flagship economic & industry data and forecasts
    • Use the error check to detect problems with the country workbooks, and then liaise with the Editor to resolve them and ensure the final published data is correct
    • Manage the Economics Support inbox, replying to queries directly related to the data from both internal and external clients
    • Through this process, work to resolve data issues that arises outside of the publication schedule
    • Monitor changes in external data sources and work closely with the regional teams to enhance the quality of EIU data

     

    Product development

     

    • Assist in enhancing the structure of the country forecasting models used by Country Analysis teams, ensuring the accuracy, reliability and consistency of the economic forecasts
    • Contribute to development of new data products and enhancement of exisiting products

     

    Consulting Project Support

     

    • Support quantitative research projects with the consulting teams (Public Policy, Consumer, and Healthcare) in particular on data-gathering, data analysis and econometric modelling tasks, working under the supervision of an Economist within the Economics Unit

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The Ideal skills for this role are:

    • Education: Graduate/Post-Graduate in Economics/Business Economics
    • A strong understanding of macroeconomic, demographic and international trade concepts and knowledge of key data series
    • Advanced Excel skills – experience with formula auditing, manipulating and cleaning large data sets in excel, knowledge of advanced functions like VLookup/HLookup, Match, Offset, Index, Indirect, Nested If-Then-Else and similar
    • Proficiency in Visual Basic (desirable)
    • A strong understanding of Econometrics (desirable)
    • Excellent communication skills

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