• Research Analyst (Access China) (BJ)

    Job Locations China-Beijing
  • 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.

    The EIU is looking to recruit a research analyst within the EIU’s country analysis division, focusing on China. This person will undertake research on a wide range of issues, producing accurate, independent and high-quality economic analysis and forecasts for our clients. The research analyst will join a team based in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.


    How you will contribute:


    Produce high-quality forecasts and analysis:

    • Produce economic analysis on China: this will include products under the Access China service and original research on analytical/thematic issues
    • Pay close attention to economic developments in China and focus on whether and how they might impact upon the EIU’s forecasts and clients
    • Ensure that the designated part of the product range meets a high standard
    • Identify accurate and informative sources; develop knowledge in a given area
    • Support EIU Consulting to deliver bespoke research projects as required                                                            

    Contribute to the team:     

    • Play an active role in team discussions and the development of the EIU’s view on China
    • Support other members of the team when they need it

    Represent the EIU:

    • Assist the EIU sales team in promoting the sales of products
    • Develop relationships with key clients
    • Build a network of sources in academia, business and government to draw on for research purposes

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

    • Knowledge of China’s economy and a passion for following economic developments in China; broader knowledge and experience of other countries, especially in Asia, a definite plus
    • One-three years of relevant work experience in economic or industry research and analysis
    • Relevant degree in economics, international relations, business, development, area studies or related subject. Ideally Master’s degree (or equivalent)
    • Excellent written and spoken English skills for non-native English speakers; ability to conduct research in Mandarin Chinese for non-native Mandarin Chinese speakers
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint; experience with statistical software and/or data visualisation would be helpful                
    • A good understanding of economic and business issues in China
    • Communication skills to argue persuasively and clearly
    • Well organised and able to juggle different tasks and reports
    • Personal pride in producing high-quality output
    • Calm under pressure
    • A good team player with a collaborative approach


    Professional development:


    The successful candidate is expected to actively seek continuous feedback and own a career development plan which is realistic, actionable and targeted. They will continuously seek out opportunities for training and development.


    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.


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