Economist

Recruiter
Legatum Institute
Location
London
Salary
£50,000 - £59,999
Posted
15 Jun 2019
Closes
17 Jun 2019
Ref
1169226404
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated macro/development economist, with an international perspective who is excited by the prospect of helping us tackle major socio-economic challenges and unearthing key insights from data and evidence. The post-holder will have a range of responsibilities including leading research and analysis of the macro-economic challenges and opportunities in different countries, and finding insights from this analysis to inform our understanding of prosperity. This will in turn be used to formulate policy options for policy makers, academics and thought-leaders around the world.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Analysis, Research and Writing
  • Identify and understand the global economic research requirements of the Institute's programmes
  • Formulate hypotheses for how these questions can be addressed, including the component topics and the possible data-assets to explore
  • Derive meaningful insights from data, reports, and other sources
  • Undertake macro-economic analysis to derive new information, applying decision logic and statistical techniques and to augment findings with insight from policy journals, academic papers etc.
  • Keep abreast of key global economic developments/trends, especially within the Institute's target countries, and help identify opportunities as they arise, especially on the structural/market reform side.
  • Work with our team of data specialists to integrate new data sources into our information fact-base that will inform the analyses
  • Assemble conclusions alongside the Legatum Institute's policy specialists through oral presentations and in written format

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience and Knowledge
  • Degree, in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences or other related fields
  • 7-10 years' experience as an economist, consultant, economic analyst, policy analyst or in a similar role
  • Strong background in macro-economics and/or development economics with a developed understanding of global trends
  • Experience of econometric modelling
  • A strong interest in international economics, political economy, public policy, and social affairs
  • A proven background in producing high quality research and writing, preferably for a policy/government audience
  • Excellent IT skills with knowledge of data analysis tools (e.g. Python, R, SQL, Stata and SPSS)
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft office suite, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Deep quantitative and analytical experience; strong data and analytical skills, ideally rooted in a quantitative degree or field and experience in using this analysis to develop compelling fact-based written narratives

Skills
  • Strong capabilities in data-driven research, including problem structuring, hypotheses formulation, analysis and visualisation
  • Ability to ask "why" of data and consider a variety of outcomes before reaching conclusions
  • A strong awareness of the need for accuracy, quality control and process control
  • Strong written and verbal communications and an ability to present problem statements, concepts and conclusions to a variety of internal and external stakeholders including experts and policy-makers through reports, presentations and other written output

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