Associate Economist - West Chester - 15577BR

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Credit Analytics
Moody’s Analytics Economics Division is a continuously growing organization with an extensive global client list. We are located in West Chester, PA, and are a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research designed to meet the diverse planning and information needs of businesses, governments, and professional investors worldwide.
  • You would be responsible for developing econometric forecasting models for consumer credit portfolios under a variety of economic scenarios
  • Deploying econometric models in a web-based platform
  • Testing and quality assurance of deployed models
  • Client training
  • Responding to client requests and inquiries
  • The work requires programming and data management skills along with econometric knowledge
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with senior staff on consulting projects and will be involved in the development, deployment and testing of models in a proprietary loss forecasting and stress testing solution.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or related field
  • relevant experience preferred in economic forecasting, credit modeling and consulting.
  • Excellent academic record, writing skills, and a strong proficiency in the use of computers and statistical/econometric software.
  • Programming experience is required in two of the following: Stata, R and Python.
  • A successful applicant with a recent bachelor’s degree would be placed as an entry level Associate Economist 1.
  • An applicant with two-years of post-graduate experience and/or a Master’s degree would be placed as an Associate Economist 2.
  • The position requires a motivated, responsible person who can work well with others and independently of daily supervision and produce near copy-ready model documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must as Associate Economists will work directly with clients to provide training, explain models and output and address any additional reporting requests.

Preferred

n/a
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