Analyst, Public Policy

The Economist Group
  • Location
    NYC or Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Nov 18

Position description

The Economist Group's Public Policy Consulting practice specialises in evidence-based insights that deliver actionable insights and raise awareness on the biggest issues facing our world. Uniquely, we combine the depth of a think tank with the reach of a global media company. Our clients include leading companies, governments and non-profits.
We are recruiting for an Analyst to work within an internationally-focused and diverse team. The successful candidate will help to support our consulting projects, and to deliver bespoke research to a standard of excellence. This candidate should have a keen interest in understanding of what's shaping our economies, markets and policies, and a natural curiosity. 


This role will be based out of our offices in either Washington, D.C. or New York City. 


How you will contribute:

  • Deliver high quality research outputs for client projects, including economic, policy, and scenario analysis,  benchmarking, data collection and analytics, literature reviews, custom modelling, and presentations
  • Work collaboratively with project teams to deliver projects on time and to a standard of excellence
  • Help to prepare scoping documents and proposals for potential clients, helping to interpret their research requirements
  • Develop new methods and approaches for research that will help to scale up the business and to ensure consistent quality of output


The ideal skills for this role are:

  • Two years previous experience in a role related to research, ideally in the context of client projects; exposure to a consulting environment and supporting senior consultants
  • Bachelor's and/or Masters Degree in Economics, Government Affairs, Public Policy, International Relations, or STEM
  • A strong understanding of macroeconomic and demographic concepts; strong comfort with data and data analysis; familiarity with a range of policy sectors, including development economics, sustainability, hunger, finance, technology, etc
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment 
    Fluent written and spoken English skills
    Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel; excellent communication skills

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