We're Hiring: Interested in Gaining Deep Insight into Macroeconomics and Emerging Markets?

 

December 16, 2016

Want to become part of a team of industry-leading experts providing macroeconomic forecasting and consulting expertise to private and public institutions around the globe? Then let us know because we're hiring! What we would like from you is a strong interest in macroeconomics and/or modeling to help us cover emerging markets.

We currently have two job openings:

  • Macroeconomic Analyst
  • Quantitative Economist

If you are interested or have any questions, send us an email with your CV (a cover letter is welcome) or a query to this email address before January 15, 2017.


Macroeconomic Analyst

What you’ll do at OGResearch:

  • Cover the macroeconomic situation in a number of countries, interpret country news and events, reveal the important issues and genuine trends.
  • Conduct ad-hoc economic analyses (e.g. debt sustainability, RER misalignment) in the countries of interest and develop simple models (e.g. BVARs, etc.).
  • Travel to countries on fact-finding missions, develop and maintain relationships with local authorities and private sector contacts.
  • Take part in other projects related to macro finance (e.g. yield curve estimation, macro-prudential analysis, etc.).

What we require you bring to OGResearch:

  • Solid economic credentials, an M.A. in economics or finance. The candidate should have a strong understanding of the sources and quality of economic data (national accounts, price indices, monetary aggregates, central bank balance sheets, balance of payments) or is expected to gain this knowledge in a short time.
  • Ability to understand and structure a large amount of diverse information about countries and regions and extract the important issues. Abstract thinking in terms of an economic model is essential when analyzing country issues, evaluating past stories and discussing projections.
  • Excellent math, spreadsheet and writing skills. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint). Knowledge of Matlab and VBA programming is a strong plus. Familiarity with statistical/econometric software (EViews, R, Stata, etc.) is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal. The knowledge of other languages is an advantage. Good presentation skills are a strong plus.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present ideas clearly and concisely to seniors and argue persuasively if needed. Ability to listen to other views and remain open to new ideas.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, within teams and with tight deadlines. A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude and drive is expected.

Quantitative Economist

What you’ll do at OGResearch:

  • Covering the macroeconomic situation in a number of countries, interpreting country news and events, revealing the important issues and genuine trends.
  • Using the in-house DSGE-type country models in Matlab for forecasting. Recalibrating and enhancing in-house models. Using Matlab for developing analytical models for specific issues.
  • Travelling to countries on technical assistance missions, training local staff in Matlab and modelling.
  • Taking part in other projects related to macro finance (e.g. yield curve estimation, macro-prudential analysis, etc).

What we require you bring to OGResearch:

  • Sound modeling and programming credentials with knowledge of basic economic principles. Ph.D. or M.A. in finance, programming or engineering is preferred. Relevant experience is a strong advantage.
  • Abstract thinking in terms of an economic model is essential when analyzing country issues, evaluating past stories and discussing projections. Ability to learn to understand and structure a large amount of diverse information and extract the important issues.
  • Proficiency in Matlab or similar platforms. Excellent mathematical and spreadsheet skills. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint). Knowledge of VBA or Java programming is a strong plus. Familiarity with statistical/econometric softwares (EViews, R, Stata, etc.) is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal. The knowledge of other languages is an advantage. Good presentation skills are a strong plus.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present ideas clearly and concisely to seniors and argue persuasively if needed. Ability to listen to other views and remain open to new ideas.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, within teams and with tight deadlines. A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude and drive is expected.

About OGResearch

We provide macroeconomic forecasting and consulting expertise to a range of decision-makers.


Headquartered in downtown Prague, OGResearch is a company built around a group of economists who previously served in senior management roles at central banks and supranational institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund. We offer a great environment full of passionate team members coming from a diverse background and different cultures, including from countries such as Hungary, the United States, Canada or Russia. We genuinely believe in the value of our products and their contribution to financial market development in emerging and frontier markets. We work hard to help our clients identify key risks and forecast macroeconomic variables.

We have offices in Prague and Brno in the Czech Republic, and are also present in Budapest, Hungary. We work in small teams of three to five members, which gives each of us the opportunity to help shape the final outcome. Our colleagues travel frequently to perform hands-on work or provide tailored macroeconomic and policy advice around the globe, visiting many countries in Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, as well as the United States.

We strongly focus on developing great products and providing excellent and timely service to our prestigious clients, such as the IMF, the EBRD or The Currency Exchange Fund. Since our job is highly challenging, we offer competitive pay based on performance.

Would you like to learn more about our company?

Explore our website to read more about our work and our products and services, and feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining our experienced team of economists, software engineers, and consultants.