Economist 1 - Prague - 23471BR

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Department

Predictive Analytics (Economics as a Service)
The Predictive Analytics group transforms our data into state-of-the-art analytics to help clients make better decisions in the face of uncertainty. Our clients come from a wide range of industries such as banking, insurance, commercial real estate and many more. They use our economic research to evaluate credit-worthiness, to monitor risks and opportunities when weighing up major investment decisions as part of their corporate strategy. Our team is made up of intellectually curious economists, data scientists, and IT professionals who combine technical skills with a strong desire to understand clients’ needs.

Job Description

As an Economist, you will analyze data, contribute regional, global city and country analysis for company publications and write topical analysis. Produce macroeconomic baseline and alternative scenario forecasts. Work with senior staff on research and consulting projects. You will also contribute to our website commentary by covering economic indicators and writing blogs. In time, the economist will be expected to contribute to model building and development.

• Assume forecasting responsibility for one or more countries, acting as an expert and producing an outlook for the macroeconomy as well as that of its major cities and regions. With time and experience, this role may increasingly focus on emerging markets and country risk specifically.
• Assume responsibility for individual custom contract consulting projects and relationships with supervision.
• Respond to internal and external client requests and participate in client facing meetings. May support senior staff on-site at client conferences.
• Gain experience in public speaking by presenting at internal and external meetings.
• In time, the economist will be expected to write programs for custom analysis, estimate more complex equations for model development with supervision. Prior programming experience is a plus.
• May be responsible for development and improvement of proprietary data and economic indicators. Prior knowledge of international data sources is a plus.
• Participate in radio and print media interviews, as necessary, pertaining to geographical areas of expertise.
• May contribute to subscription product editing under supervision, and participate in training of Associate Economists.

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Economics or related field and three plus years experience -OR- a Bachelor’s degree and five plus years of experience.
• Experience in macroeconomic analysis, technical writing, and econometric modeling software, and statistical analysis.
• Strong econometric skills are highly desired.
• Previous experience analyzing emerging markets, public or international finance, or country/institutional risk assessment is a plus.
• Must be a motivated, responsible person who can work well with others independently of daily supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work directly with clients are a must.
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