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Economics Analyst

Date: May 24, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID128390BR
Job TitleEconomics Analyst
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionRisk Consulting
Service LineForensic
Service Line InformationUsing a wide variety of technical and sector-specific skills, KPMG's Risk Consulting group proactively helps clients increase profits whilst reducing reputational, operational, financial and other risks. We are experienced in managing diverse issues including fraud, regulatory compliance, risk frameworks and modelling, capital efficiency, corporate governance, dispute resolution, deriving value from contracts and much more.

Forensic - Using specialist accounting, investigation and business skills in assisting clients involved in commercial or regulatory disputes or in the investigation of fraud and impropriety. Working in the team will mean getting involved in a broad range of projects, i.e. Fraud investigations, and tracing assets.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description

KPMG’s Economics team uses economic tools to help corporates and public sector bodies understand markets and improve their decision making.

KPMG Economics is active in many of the member firms to the KPMG network, including several countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America.

The London office is home to one of the largest teams in the network and supports clients both in the UK and abroad. Its activities cover a range of practices, including competition economics, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and financial economics. The team also works in regulated sectors such as telecoms, energy, transport and water. Examples of recent work carried out by the team include a cartel damages dispute, an impact assessment for a large retailer in the UK and CMA and EU merger reviews.

Economists at KPMG often work closely with academic advisers on client matters and research. They also collaborate closely with KPMG colleagues in areas where strong synergies exist. These include Data Analytics, Disputes, Deal Advisory, Tax, Forensic and other.

The Role

We are looking for highly motivated microeconomists to join our Economics team, as analysts.


- Be a key member of our successful team, delivering high quality economic advice to our clients on aspects of competition, economic and fiscal policy;

- Prepare quantitative and qualitative evidence, to provide insight and value to our clients:

- examples may include preparing information requests, data collection, preparation and analysis - including econometric analysis - as well as industry research, literature review and support in the drafting of client deliverables;

- Support business development activities within the team;

- Liaise regularly with colleagues across the Economics teams focusing on good practice and methodologies from prior client engagements.

The Person

Qualifications and skills:

- MA/MSc or above in microeconomics, ideally with a focus on industrial economics and/or micro econometrics

- Knowledge of competition law and/or regulatory regimes desirable.

- Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.

- An ability to work as part of a team, towards tight deadlines, and a keen willingness to learn.

- Fluency in other languages desirable but not necessary.

- An ability to explain complex economics clearly, and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.

- Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/ econometrics and the handling of large datasets desirable.

- Knowledge of programming languages such as R, Stata or others is desirable.

Please include a cover letter to support your application.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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