Economic Advisor

Economic Advisor

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) | sydney, NSW, AU

Posted 14 days ago

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Location: Darlington
Salary: £53,527 - £60,599 pa
Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible
Contract: Permanent

The Competition and Markets Authority is undergoing an exciting expansion and has increased its presence with the establishment of new offices and a Microeconomics Unit in Darlington. We are seeking Economic Advisors to join our growing team.

The new Microeconomics Unit leads the CMA's economic research programme. Set up in response to the government-commissioned Penrose review, the Unit will provide analysis and expertise on the issues of UK competition, consumer rights, supply-side reforms, innovation and productivity. The ambition is for the Unit to become a micro-economic sibling for the Bank of England's well-established public macro-economic role.

You will be responsible for carrying out and supervising economic analysis and research. This includes identifying key issues, designing and conducting analysis, drawing conclusions and presenting them to colleagues and decision makers.

Projects that you may work on in the Microeconomics Unit include:

• The regular State of UK Competition report
• Research into live issues in competition policy, and structural reforms aimed at improving UK productivity
• The annual Positive Impact report and looking for ways to improve how we measure the CMA's impact
• The CMA's ongoing programme of ex post studies into past competition policy interventions

Your key responsibilities will include:

• Working with the Assistant Directors of Economics to determine key areas for research and the economic analysis required to assess them
• Planning and managing the delivery of economic analysis across several long-term and short-term research projects
• Ensuring that economic analysis is delivered to a high standard
• Contributing to the management and intellectual development of the team of professional economists

We are looking for smart, committed economists with practical work or research experience in the economic analysis of markets or applied microeconomics. A good understanding of competition economics and related issues will be an advantage. The ability to write clearly and to present to non-technical audiences in a way that engages, informs and influences is essential.

The CMA prides itself on being a great place to work and strives to ensure that staff can grow and develop their skills. As well as being in a hugely rewarding, diverse and stimulating environment, you will have an opportunity to work for the public good whilst stretching and developing yourself in doing so.

All CMA staff enjoy generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days' leave (increasing to 30 over five years), flexible working options, and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and our employee well-assistance programme.

To find out more about this opportunity and working for the CMA please click the apply button.

Closing date for applications: 11.55pm on Monday 28th November 2022.

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The CMA, like many other organisations, operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working. We believe this supports us to deliver our best work while allowing the flexibility to maintain balanced and healthy lives. Our staff work at least 50% of their time from their office location.

The CMA are an accredited Disability Confident Employer, and we are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles