Job Title: Senior Climate Economist
Office Location: Oxford
Salary Range: Competitive
Oxford Economics is a leading provider of global economic forecasts, research and consulting solutions. In the last couple of years we have made significant progress researching the macroeconomics impact of global warming and mitigation policy. We recently launched a new subscription product called the Global Climate Service which provides our clients with various climate scenarios and research around the economic impact of climate change. As demand for our analysis continues to grow we are looking to expand our dedicated team of climate economists.
You will be a key member of a team responsible for research on the macroeconomics of climate change mitigation. The team sits in both our Oxford and London offices. As a key member of the team, you will be expected to independently develop ideas and act as the lead author of research reports.
You will need to be up-to-date with the latest climate policy, literature and regulatory research to be able to provide insightful and digestible analysis for a wide range of clients. The briefings will cover: research and commentary on carbon pricing, national climate plans and green growth policies, energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. You will also be expected to improve Oxford Economics’ baseline forecasts to incorporate the economic impact of mitigation policy. In particular, you will need to collaborate with colleagues across the Macro, Industry, and Modelling teams to ensure a consistent house view is presented. In addition, the position will involve contributing to climate change related consultancy projects.
You will need to be a strong writer and a confident presenter who enjoys pitching macro views to clients.
The key responsibilities for this role are:
- Identify key topics in the climate policy space that will be of most interest to our Global Climate Service clients using quantitative and qualitative approaches;
- Produce regular research notes (3-4 pages) on the macroeconomics of climate change mitigation;
- Thematic research and econometric analysis will be published in short research papers (4-6 pages) produced quarterly with the potential to combine these briefings into longer White Papers;
- Collaborate with colleagues to improve climate scenario assumptions and energy forecasts;
- Support business development in growing the sales of our new Global Climate Service;
- Interacting with clients/prospects, presenting at client events; and
- Support and advise on consultancy projects.
The profile, orientation and skills that you will bring to the team include:
- First-rate academic training with a BA/ BSc and a Master’s or PhD in economics, environmental science or a related field, preferably with post-graduate degree;
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience focusing on climate economics. Ideal candidates would also have; work experience in macroeconomic research with a core focus on developing macro ideas and themes;
- Strong track record in developing client relationships and excellent presentation skills;
- Strong interest in top-down macro with a coherent analytical approach; and
- Experience contributing to business development and/or competitive bid writing in a consultancy environment.
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.
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