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Role Summary:

We are looking for an economist to join our Economic Intelligence team to help shape our views on UK and international macroeconomic trends and feed into CBI policy development. Based at our London offices at Cannon Place, the team plays a key role in bringing economic rigour to CBI policy development.

Reporting to a Principal Economist, the economist would be working alongside other CBI economists, data analysts and policy advisors, both within the Economics directorate and across the CBI. A key part of the job will be engagement with senior business leaders, Government officials, and the media.

Key Responsibilities:

Areas of responsibility

  • Undertaking economic analysis to help develop the CBI’s policy positions
  • Commentary on UK and international economic developments
  • Contributing to the CBI's bi-annual economic forecast
  • Assisting in the analysis and interpretation of the CBI's business surveys
  • Data analysis, research, and input to reports on economic issues
  • Presenting the CBI’s views on macroeconomic trends to business, government and the media

Knowledge & Experience

What an individual must know or understand to be able to fulfil the role’s requirements


  • Degree or higher in economics discipline or a related field
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as an economist
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Demonstrable knowledge of macroeconomic indicators and fiscal accounts
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders to build support for economic policies
  • Ability to explain economics to a business audience through both presentations and written work


  • Ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis of tax and fiscal policy
  • Experience engaging with senior business leaders, government officials, and the media
  • Experience with econometric software


The practical actions required in order to be able to fulfil the role’s requirements

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • The ability to convey complex economic concepts to non-experts
  • Accurate data analysis, and well researched and clearly written economic reports
  • Demonstrating the ability to think logically and to apply economic principles when analysing an economic situation, or when responding to a policy problem

Person Profile

The behaviours and characteristics required in order to be able to fulfil the role’s requirements

  • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • A team worker who enjoys working alongside people from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Relishes the opportunity to investigate complex economic issues

How to apply

For all applications please email your CV and cover letter to The deadline for applications is Friday 13th July. 

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