International Economist

General Motors

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Ref: GLO0002799

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To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why work for us

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The Role

This position offers an opportunity to work closely with GM’s chief economist and other senior economic staff in conducting economic analysis to inform GM’s business. The Economics team’s work directly impacts the company’s business decisions and is widely used in GM, including by senior leadership. The Economics team prepares economic and automotive industry analysis for global markets and is part of the Global Portfolio Planning organization.

Responsibilities:

The international economist will be a member of GM’s Economics team with a range of responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • As lead economist for a set of countries, follow, analyze, and provide forecasts of major macroeconomic indicators including auto sales
  • Collaborate with chief economist on (non-academic) research projects, including participating in the preparation of memos to senior leadership and presentations to GM and external audiences
  • Conduct econometric analysis of auto demand and other issues
  • Write regular updates for monthly internal publications
  • Keep up with third party research and economic data relating to those countries
  • Participate in discussions with colleagues within GM focused on those economies, including colleagues involved in sales and production in those countries, Finance, Planning, and Public Policy
  • Analyze and follow economic research on other economic issues relevant to GM, such as commodity prices or GHG standards.

Qualities:

  • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Drive for excellence
  • High level of initiative and dependability
  • Strong personal integrity and ability to professionally handle confidential matters
  • Strong English communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willingness and ability to explain economic analysis to non-economists
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Able to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Data focused
  • Attention to detail

Requirements

  • 3+ years of work experience in a business or policy environment involving tight deadlines
  • Ph.D. in economics is strongly preferred
  • Master’s degree in economics OR Ph.D. or masters in closely related field such as public policy, plus both extensive course work in economics and several years of work experience in economics
  • Econometric or statistical software skills

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