We are looking for an economist to join our commodities team in London to contribute to our Commodities Overview, Energy and Metals subscription services.
The main responsibility would be to provide research on commodities. This would include:
Contributing to our views on the outlook for commodity demand, supply and prices. Challenging consensus expectations on the direction of prices.
Producing frequent pieces of written analysis on these views. At one end of the spectrum, this would include responses to events, which are sent to clients within a few minutes. At the other, you would be writing on themes that are likely to shape commodity markets over several years or even decades. In particular, we are expanding our coverage of commodities to include the outlook for demand and supply in a transition to a green economy.
Presenting these views directly to clients, whether in person, on the telephone or conference calls, through webinars or at seminars. We encourage economists to build their own profile, including through media appearances.
Candidates should have an excellent undergraduate degree in economics, preferably with a high macroeconomics content. They should demonstrate a keen interest in the global economy and global markets. Commodities expertise is not required, but would be beneficial.
We are therefore looking for candidates with strong analytical skills and the ability to write accurately, clearly and concisely in English. The hiring process includes a writing assessment and an excel test.
Please send a CV with a short covering letter explaining why you want to work for Capital Economics and why you are suited to the role.
At Capital Economics, we are striving to create a diverse workforce and inclusive environment, which we believe are critical to help us make better decisions for the company, our employees, and our clients. A diverse and inclusive workplace makes for more innovative, engaged, and empowered employees, from whom business strength can be derived. This is particularly important in macroeconomic research, which relies on a diversity of views and opinions to be relevant and insightful.
Capital Economics is committed to equality, inclusion, and diversity. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of ethnicity, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or gender identity.
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