Economist

Location
Colombo (LK)
Salary
Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted
Feb 11, 2019
Closes
Mar 11, 2019
Job Function
Economics
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Masters

We are seeking a professional with a strong academic background and experience in macroeconomic research to join our Research division at JBS. Our research focuses on the intersection between economics and financial markets in Sri Lanka, and is distributed internationally through a co-branded research and publication partnership with global investment banking firm Jefferies LLC. We enjoy a strong reputation both locally and internationally, and offer an outstanding research environment along with competitive salary and benefits.

You will be responsible for:

  • Analyze, interpret and comment on macroeconomic data
  • Maintain models to forecast economic growth, inflation, and interest rates, so as to generate an outlook on key macroeconomic variables
  • Produce unique, thematic written macroeconomic research
  • Present economic views to clients

Requirements:

  • Masters in economics is desirable
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or econometrics packages such EViews, Stata, R
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, high level of initiative
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills, and ability to multi-task
  • An enthusiastic researcher