Commodities Economist - Capital Economics

We are looking for an economist to join our commodities team in London to contribute to our Commodities Overview, Energy and Metals services.

Candidates should have an excellent undergraduate degree in economics. They should also have a minimum of three years of professional experience producing research, ideally on commodities, but we will also consider other specialisations if the person is keen to learn.

The successful candidate will be expected to formulate views on commodity markets that flow from our macroeconomic analysis. We are therefore looking for candidates with strong analytical skills, who have a detailed understanding of how economic developments affect commodities as well as the basics of supply and demand analysis.

The ability to write accurately, clearly and concisely in English is essential. The hiring process includes a writing assessment.

The main responsibility would be to provide research on commodities. This would include:

  • Contributing to our views on the outlook for commodity demand, supply and prices. Challenging consensus expectations on the direction of prices.
  • Producing frequent pieces of written analysis on these views. At one end of the spectrum, this would include responses to events, which are sent to clients within a few minutes. At the other, you would be writing on themes that are likely to shape commodity markets over several years or even decades.
  • Presenting these views directly to clients, whether in person, on the telephone or conference calls, through webinars or at seminars. We encourage economists to build their own profile, including through media appearances.

Please send a CV and covering letter to Faith Elliott (recruitment@capitaleconomics.com) indicating in the subject line that you are applying for the commodities economist position. Direct applications only please (no agencies).