OECD - JPO, Junior Economist, ECO-Department
Post title: Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Junior Economist
Project: Housing, labour mobility and the modern job market, ECO-Department
Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension for another year
Please note that the extension of appointment is subject to yearly review
concerning priorities, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance.
Please note that for participants of the JPO programme two years work
experience are mandatory! Relevant internships can be counted after the
The OECD is a global economic forum working with 36 member countries and more than 100
emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Our mission is to
promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share
experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to
The Economics Department (ECO) aims at enhancing economic performance in Member and
non-Member countries through sound and innovative policy advice with a view to seeking an
inclusive and durable increase in living standards. It deals with a wide array of policy areas
combining macro-economic management, with a strong emphasis on structural policy issues to
address policy objectives covering material well-being, social concerns and green aspirations.
Its policy advice is derived from a variety of sources such as country surveillance, cross-country
benchmarking and evidence derived from empirical research. Much of the Department’s policy
analysis and advice is provided as input to committee-based peer review and multilateral
surveillance processes and contributes to the overall OECD mission. The Economics
Department interacts with several other OECD directorates working in specific policy fields.
The Economics Department is looking for a JPO Junior Economist. The prospective candidate
would work on Building an OECD Housing Strategy, an OECD-wide project that involves several
OECD Directorates. S/he would join either the Economics Department’s Public Economics or
Inclusive Growth and Well-Being work stream, two teams that work in tandem on the OECD
Housing Strategy. Housing markets influence overall economic performance and resilience:
housing market bubbles are at the root of many financial crises, and housing policies influence
productivity through their impact on worker mobility. Further, housing developments affect
environmental outcomes, including through interactions with urban land-use patterns and
transport systems. Access to affordable housing is crucial for achieving diverse policy objectives, including poverty reduction, equality of opportunities and sustainable growth.
The Junior Economist would contribute to the following project:
Housing, labour mobility and the modern job market. Policies magnifying the cost of moving,
which range from high transaction taxes to non-portable preferentially priced housing, can trap
workers in unemployment or low-productivity jobs. This situation poses an obstacle to the
mobility of workers towards dynamic markets and, as a result, hurts economic efficiency. The
already high economic and human cost of such obstacles to mobility may rise in coming
decades, as the transformation of labour markets increases the premium on mobility and
adaptability. The Junior Economist would contribute to the empirical work by analysing mobility
patterns within and across countries and how they are affected by housing policies. The work
would be conducted on micro-level data e.g. by using the information about housing tenure in
Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) for EU countries, location in the Panel Study
of Income Dynamics (PSID) for the United States and exploring the possibilities offered by other
national surveys. S/he would also help to develop policy insights, which will feed into the overall
report on an OECD Housing Strategy.
The candidate would work under the supervision of a Senior Economist as part of a larger team
and in collaboration with other OECD directorate and external institutions.
Statistical work and analysis
- Carry out research and statistical work, including advanced applied econometric analysis.
- Review documentation on a wide range of economic topics; survey economic research.
- Use and/or establish programmes and procedures in various software packages as required for the implementation of econometric and statistical analysis, and the production of tables and graphs.
Research and drafting
- Contribute to the production of documents, working papers and publications resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes and preparing technical annexes.
- Data collection
- Gather information and data for the purpose of compiling specific databases. Check the data and ensure comparability.
Liaison and outreach
- Establish and maintain professional contacts and build networks with officials in national administrations, researchers, other international organisations and member country Delegations.
- Undertake other tasks, as required, including proofreading of documents.
Level of education and work experience
- Master’s Degree in economics. A PhD or equivalent would be a definite advantage.
- Two years of work experience with economic statistics and modern econometric techniques (especially in the area of panel data) as well as with the development, use and estimation of applied economic models.
- Experience in using micro-level data would be a strong advantage.
- Experience with regional and sector-level data would also be an asset.
- International experience in research and analytical activities through studies, internships or one or two years of professional activities would be a plus.
- An excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other.
- Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
- Knowledge of widely used software and econometric packages (such as Eviews, R, Stata or Matlab).
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