Title: Economist, Cities & Regions Team

Location: New York, US

We are currently seeking a high-calibre Economist for our expanding cities and regions team to be based in our New York office. The team is responsible for our unique suite of forecasting services that cover more than 7,000 cities and regions across the world, including all North American States, Provinces, Metros and Counties . Our services provide regularly updated data, forecasts, scenarios and written analysis for each location. Our cities and regions team work extensively with real estate investors, advisers, data vendors, pension funds, lenders, developers and increasingly with retailers, corporations, financial institutions and government organisations

We offer a rewarding work environment with room for growth, highly competitive salary package (including bonus plan), and an excellent benefits package.

Job description

Key elements of the role include the following:

  • Supporting the production, delivery and development of our US and Canadian Regional Forecasting Service;
  • Engage and support Oxford’s existing clients effectively and develop Oxford’s relationship with them;
  • Support the production and writing of sub-national reports and event driven commentary, including research briefings, quarterly outlook reports, chart books, individual metro reports and more thematic pieces;
  • Support the development of research proposals and project reports; and
  • Contribute to customized consultancy projects.

Skills and experience

  • A post-graduate degree in economics, or related discipline;
  • Between 2 - 5 years’ experience as a professional economist, or related field;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, including the ability to manipulate and analyse large data sets;
  • Experience of using a variety of data sources and familiarity of sub-national government and proprietary economic data sets;
  • Ability to work effectively in teams across different offices and to tight deadlines;
  • Strong Excel skills are essential, and experience with EViews is desirable; and
  • Demonstrated interest in real estate analysis, data analysis, economic development, regional planning, and/or economic and public policy.

Please no phone calls, faxes, or mail-based inquiries regarding the status of your application. If your profile is a fit, you can expect to hear from us within 2-3 weeks of your application being submitted

About Oxford Economics

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional headquarters in New York, London and Singapore, Oxford Economics has 22 offices across the globe including Belfast, Boston, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney. We employ over 440 full-time staff, including 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macro, city & regional and tourism economists with thought leadership specialists. Underpinning our in-house expertise is a contributor network of over 500 economists, analysts and journalists around the world. We are a key advisor to corporate, financial, real estate and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1,500 international organizations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.