4 months ago
Who we are looking for
PwC’s Economics and Policy team are looking for two econometricians to join their rapidly expanding practice.
The successful applicant will have either a Masters or PhD in econometrics (we are also interested in hearing from PhD candidates who are in their final year or who are close to completion). If only a Masters degree is held, then the successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working on econometrics projects for a consultancy firm, government department, think tank or academic institution.
You will need to be able to demonstrate knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
Time series econometrics (VAR, SVAR, Bayesian modelling)
Panel data econometrics (including dynamic techniques such as S-GMM and semi-parametric methods)
You will need to be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of appropriate specification tests in these areas so as to be able to verify the robustness of your work.
We are also looking for someone who will be able to demonstrate capacity for working closely with senior members of the academic community and being able to seek out new and innovative methods to solve cutting edge econometric problems. Our work is regularly peer reviewed by academics and experience in this area is important.
A minimum of a degree in economics with an econometric focus, a Masters or PhD would be preferable.
If a PhD is not underway and close to completion a strong track record of practical work in econometric analysis would be preferable.
Research publications in the area of econometric would be preferable.
Programming knowledge in Ox, R and/or STATA are essential.
Fluency in spoken and written English is a key requirement.
If your focus is in the area of panel or microeconometrics, some knowledge or experience of competition policy and applying econometrics in this instance would be helpful, but not essential.
In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.
The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.