Lead Economist, Economics Institute

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London, London, United Kingdom
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Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®.

We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

We are looking for a senior economist to lead mastercard’s regional economics team focused on Europe, MEA, AP based in London, UK. This individual will report directly to the chief economist and:

  • develop and maintain macroeconomic views for all countries within the regions EUR, MEA, AP
  • present to c-suite/senior management at priority customers within their regions
  • brief Mastercard executives, senior management teams and regional advisory boards, write weekly/monthly/quarterly outlooks
  • represent mastercard in customer forums, industry events, including media appearances as needed - on broadcast, print, online media - position us as an industry leader with highly differentiated capabilities
  • own the story creation and presentation dashboards for each customer presentation to develop custom and actionable insights
  • drive thought leadership for the region in order to better explore data and economic relationships
  • align with mastercard regional presidents and customer account leads to deliver insights for top strategic customers
  • recruit, guide, manage and grow team of high performing economists to unlock their potential & channel it to deliver the best output
  • direct the country economists & data scientists to create interactive and tailored presentations
  • work with the data science team to explore alternative data sets, modeling and forecasting to push the boundaries in more traditional economics
  • help shape the global macroeconomic outlook
  • help shape the economic insights discipline and philosophy for the global team
  • participate in all stages of the project from briefing to ideation to exploration of data, insights, storyboarding and final presentation

about you

  • a tech savvy economist motivated by curiosit
  • proven track record for managing a forecast & view
  • a leader with executive presence and an impactful presenter to executive audiences and media
  • demonstrated thought leader via publications and industry forums
  • accomplished in growing and nurturing senior talent
  • a creative and passionate economist with deep knowledge of both developed and emerging economies within the region
  • evidence of both orthodox and experimental approaches in economic thinking, interpretation or application
  • excellent relationship management skills and strong cross functional collaborator
  • willingness to travel both domestically and internationally
  • a talent for managing complex projects and timelines effectively and handling evolving situations fluidly
  • must have solid knowledge of econometrics and economic relationships
  • familiarity with coding in SQL, R, Python, Tableau and other analytical tools
  • experience with utilizing different machine learning and artificial intelligence tools
  • advanced degree in economics (Masters/PhD) or related field
  • comfortable working in a fast paced and fluid environment, staying calm under pressure
  • openness to new ideas, approaches, challenges and environments


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