Oxford Economics is a leading global provider of economic forecasts, research, and consulting solutions. We are currently seeking high-calibre candidates for our expanding Cities Team to be based in our London office.

The team is responsible for our unique suite of services that cover more than 8,000 cities and regions across the world, providing regularly updated forecasts, scenarios, and analysis for each location. 

The role

We are looking for an ambitious person to join the team to work primarily on our city forecasting services and related consultancy projects. In addition to contributing to our current offering, the successful candidate will help enhance the use of data science and spatial analytics within our analysis.

They will contribute to the outputs of the cities team in various ways such as developing innovative methodologies, analysing data, drafting high-quality deliverables, and presenting results to clients. With experience, they will progress to designing analytical frameworks, leading client interactions, and project management. The role involves working with diverse clients worldwide and therefore strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with an interest in economic geography, geospatial analytics, big data, or machine learning. We offer a rewarding work environment with room for growth, highly competitive salary package (including bonus plan), and an excellent benefits package.

Key responsibilities

In this role, you will contribute to all aspects of the production, delivery and development of our existing city forecasting services. This includes:

  • Forming baseline economic forecasts and alternative scenarios for cities and regions on a quarterly basis;
  • Producing insightful economic analysis for these cities, including quarterly outlook publications and in-depth reports on key topics;
  • Articulating key messages from our forecasts via reports, webinars, presentations and client meetings.

Candidate requirements

The successful candidate should have a genuine interest in data analytics and economics and is likely to be a recent graduate or early careerist (0-3 years of experience). Skills and qualifications relevant to this role include:

  • Strong academic education in economics, geography, or related discipline;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including the ability to explain technical concepts and quantitative results, to non-specialists;
  • Experience in using database programming languages using software such as EViews, R, Stata or Python, is desirable;
  • An interest in data modelling, GIS, or data visualisation software.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad.

Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto.

We employ 500 full-time staff, including more than 300 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Economics family.