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Research Analyst - EIU Consulting - Public Policy, Economics, and Politics

Research Analyst - EIU Consulting - Public Policy, Economics, and Politics

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United Kingdom-London

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The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) sets the global standard for providing strategic analysis in matters of public policy for governments, NGOs, companies and international institutions in more than 200 countries. EIU’s expertise in country analysis, macroeconomic principles and forecasting methodologies has provided decision makers with critical information since 1946.


Currently we are seeking a Research Analyst for EIU Consulting’s Public Policy, Economics and Politics (PPEP) unit in London, who will work with the Regional Director and the rest of the research team to grow our business across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.  


The Research Analyst will support projects for corporate, government and multi-lateral clients, all with a focus on the impact of public policy – insights, analytics, capacity and impact.  This work employs new research, data and information gathering, but also builds on EIU’s core expertise in political economy work.  PPEP project work and client deliverables focus on benchmarking studies/indices, strategy consulting, policy analysis, scenario planning, political and economic analysis, risk assessment, and economic modelling and forecasting work.


In the role you would be expected to: 

  • Support international corporations in understanding the business implications of macroeconomic, policy, and regulatory changes or scenarios
  • Support governments, development banks, international institutions, and organizations in policy research and design
  • Prepare and deliver research inputs and reports for client projects based on the project plan and working with the project delivery team
  • Engage in project research, data collection, analysis and preparation of presentations
  • Work with consultant colleagues to prepare proposals for potential clients
  • Deliver PPEP projects to strict deadlines and within budget, ensuring achievement of agreed revenue and contribution targets for own projects

Experience, skills and professional attributes

 To succeed in the role you must have:

  • Relevant degree in Business, Economics, International Relations
  • Prior work/experience in a well established strategy or research consulting
  • Experience with public policy research and analysis, economic and political analysis
  • Good understanding of international business, industry and geopolitical issues
  • An ability to work effectively on teams to meet project objectives, sometimes working with a combination of internal staff and external contributors
  • Excellent English, fluency in other languages a plus
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent research and analytic abilities
  • Maturity, enthusiasm and initiative as part of project proposal and delivery team activities
  • An ability to balance the commercial considerations with high standards of editorial integrity and analytical capability
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Confidence and diplomatic skills when handling unfamiliar topics or in participating in client meetings
  • Capable of working on complex projects under tight time frames