Job Description - Economist (08147)Job Description
Economist(Job Number: 08147)
The Economics Department of the OECD aims at enhancing economic performance in member and non-member countries through sound and innovative policy advice with a view to seeking an inclusive and durable increase in living standards. It deals with a wide array of policy areas combining macro-economic management, with a strong emphasis on structural policy issues to address policy objectives covering material well-being, social concerns and green aspirations. Its policy advice is derived from a variety of sources such as country surveillance, cross-country benchmarking and evidence derived from empirical research. Much of the Department’s policy analysis and advice is provided as input to committee-based peer review and multilateral surveillance processes and contributes to the overall OECD mission. The Economics Department interacts with several other OECD directorates working in specific policy fields. The Economics Department consists of two branches: Country specialists in the Country Studies Branch deal with all relevant policy issues for their countries, while topic specialists in the Policy Studies Branch address countries horizontally within a given policy area.
The Economics Department (ECO) is launching a recruitment campaign for experienced economists to fill vacancies that occur from time to time in either the Policy Studies Branch or in the Country Studies Branch of the Department. The functions consist of conducting economic analyses of, and drafting documents about, policy issues arising in fields covered by the Economics Department under the supervision of a Head of Division and/or a Senior Economist within the Department. The position could be located in either Branch of the Department.
1. Analysis and forecasting
Carry out cross-country or single-country economic analyses of issues of current policy relevance for one or more Committees and their Working Parties served by the Department. The topics covered will vary through time according to the Programme of Work defined by the Committee(s) served, and include both structural and macro-economic issues, in the short or medium term, related to OECD member countries or non-member economies.
Contribute to the semi-annual forecasting round of the Department. Participate in the development and maintenance of the analytical apparatus of the Department by identifying areas in which empirical work is necessary. Contribute to the work done elsewhere in the Department in the relevant areas.