US Economist

Morgan Stanley
New York, USA
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Morgan Stanley Investment Research is uniquely committed to being an essential part of our clients' investment process. We strive to be the sell-side research provider that best understands the buy side. Through relevant and timely conversations with leading investors, we focus resources on risk-reward essentials: identifying the investor debates, assessing the potential outcomes, and uncovering the evidence our clients need to validate their investment decisions. Our equity analysts cover some 2,900 stocks; our economists, strategists and fixed income analysts cover all major regions and other asset classes around the globe.

Job Description
Morgan Stanley is seeking a Vice President or Executive Director to join the US economics team, reporting to the Chief US Economist, based in New York.

The economist in this position will be responsible for a variety of analyses, building econometric models to understand/explain US macroeconomic trends and developments, high frequency data forecasting, participating in proprietary and collaborative research projects, as well as delivering views to internal and external clients.

Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Analyzing and reporting on US macroeconomic data and business cycle developments
  • Building and maintaining econometric models
  • Maintaining and developing proprietary macro indicators and forecasting models for the US
  • Producing research reports and model forecasts on a regular basis
  • Participating in proprietary and collaborative research projects, which may include survey work and ad-hoc modeling as well as work with sector analysts and macro strategists
  • Handling internal and external client requests
  • Participating in weekly conference calls and attending morning sales and trading meetings


  • PhD in Economics; strong academic background in macroeconomics, econometrics, and statistics a must
  • Technical expertise with coding/econometric software (one or multiple of the following: Eviews, R, Python, Matlab, Stata)
  • Deep knowledge of BEA and BLS data
  • 5+ years of private industry/field experience strongly preferred
  • Advanced business writing skills; ability to produce clear and concise written English
  • High level of initiative to perform in unstructured and stressful situations
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment
This role requires that all successful applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccinations within 3 days of commencement of employment.
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