Title: Senior Economist, Cities & Regions Team

Location: New York, US

We are currently seeking high-calibre Senior Economists 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:

  • Contributing to all aspects of the production, delivery and development of our US and Canadian Regional Forecasting Service;
  • In collaboration with the business development team, communicating our US and Canadian regional forecasts to clients and potential clients across North America;
  • Presenting our US and Canadian regional outlook at select internal and external conferences and round table events—often focused on specific economic/regional themes;
  • 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;
  • Lead the development of research proposals and project reports;
  • Manage customized consultancy projects
  • Working with the North American business development team, being entrepreneurial and proactive in the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities; and
  • Being able to plan and structure one’s own work and coordinate input from colleagues, ensuring sufficient time for quality assurance.

Skills and experience

  • A post-graduate degree in economics, or related discipline;
  • More than 5 years’ experience in progressively responsible roles as a professional economist, or related field - including in the field of sub-national analysis;
  • Demonstrated interest in real estate analysis , data analysis, economic development, regional planning, and/or economic and public policy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, including the ability to manipulate and analyze large data sets;
  • A track record of successfully developing and executing customized projects;
  • 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 time zones and meet tight deadlines; and
  • Strong Excel skills are essential, and experience with Eviews is desirable

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.