• Analyst, Public Policy

    Job Locations United States-DC-Washington | United States-NY-New York
  • Introduction

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    The EIU’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. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in understanding the biggest forces shaping economies, markets and policies, and a natural curiosity. 


    How you will contribute

    • Deliver high quality research outputs for client projects, including economic analysis,  benchmarking, policy analysis, data collection and analytics, literature reviews, scenario analysis, 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
    • Maintain effective relationships with other parts of the Economist Intelligence Unit, including Sales, Country Analysis, and Thought Leadership

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are

    • Two years previous experience in a role related to research and analysis, 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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