Lead Economist, Thematic Research & Econometrics

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Job Title

Lead Economist, Thematic Research & Econometrics

we are looking for an individual to lead mastercard's macroeconomic thought leadership team based in Purchase NY. This individual will report directly to the chief economist and
•drive the global macroeconomic research agenda delivering impactful white papers in collaboration with mastercard partners
•lead, motivate and manage a team focused on thematic research and econometrics driving thought leadership
•develop the framework for the global economic and financial market forecasts to set us up as an industry leader
•own both authorship, and guidance of team to deliver innovative and impactful thought leadership white papers
•look for ways to instill both creativity and efficiency in the process to deliver the latest and greatest in both content and style
•take a medium and long term view on the field of economics, econometrics and a plan for the development of themes, narratives, tools and techniques
•guide, manage and grow team to unlock their potential & channel it to deliver the best output
•use the power of data science to structure and visualize economic relationships for custom and actionable insights
•lead the exploration in incorporating alternative data sets into deliverables
•represent mastercard on the thought leadership stage at industry events, conferences including media appearances as needed - position us as a thought leader with highly differentiated capabilities
•participate in all stages of the project from briefing to ideation to exploration of data, insights, storyboarding and final presentation

about you
•a tech savvy economist motivated by curiosity
•creative & passionate about data, coding, technology and its applications
•an impactful presenter at industry events and media
•proven record of creativity/innovation/unorthodox thinking in data science/coding/a related field
•a demonstrated interest in machine learning and statistics with the ability to communicate models in a non-technical manner
•a gifted clear writer and ability to think beyond the obvious
•publication of academic research papers or books or articles in industry journals
•patents in econometrics, tools, techniques are a plus
•demonstrated success in leading high performing teams in past, excellent people manager
•strong collaborator and independent thinker
•excellent in synthesizing data to create insights, superb story teller
•comfortable working in a fast paced and fluid environment, staying calm under pressure
•openness to new ideas, approaches, challenges and environments
•a strategic thinker with evidence of having taken the medium to long term view on trends, themes, tools and techniques

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​

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