Specialist Economist

Organisation
Dun & Bradstreet Europe
Locations

London, UK

Application Deadline

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About The Role

Part of Dun & Bradstreet’s Country Insight Group (CIG) producing analytical insights and cross-border intelligence for 132 countries. The Principal Economist will help provide our clients with a 360° view of Global Risk captured via unique analysis at the intersection of Economic, Political and Commercial Risk.

This will include creating risk scores for various sectors across countries, writing thematic whitepapers covering proprietary Dun & Bradstreet data and mentoring and guiding a team of economists and freelancers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out most state-of-the-art research across 25-30 countries out of total coverage of 132 countries within the department. Write and edit country reports (UK and countries within Europe) with primary focus on credit, supply and political risk in the country. Focus must be on analytical content.
  • Working with the sales team for client discussions and bespoke opportunities. Work on custom consulting projects and provide support by creating content for company presentations, media interviews, and other thought leadership pieces.
  • Proactively monitor changes in situation for assigned countries and regions to downgrade/upgrade.
  • Provide ad hoc real-time analysis (rapid response reports) in response to data releases, and/or press requests.
  • Collaborate across departments, client and sales team to come up with product/solutions to cater to the need of customers.
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues within Advanced Analytics to produce unique solutions that leverage proprietary Dun & Bradstreet data.
  • Write analytical whitepapers/short reports leveraging proprietary Dun & Bradstreet data on ongoing subjects with reference to Dun & Bradstreet product.
  • Write sectoral analysis country wise
  • Work with analytics team and develop scores for sectoral analysis across countries

Skills & Experience

  • Masters (or PhD.) in Quantitative economics.
  • 8-15 years of experience in analyzing country risk within a business setting.
  • Sales or related experience. Independently handling bespoke project opportunities
  • Econometric modeling and forecasting skills geared towards Country Risk research (or otherwise) is required
  • Prior experience R or Python will be added advantage.
  • Efficiency and speed in completing multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to represent the team at company meetings and events, including customer facing ones.

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