Macro Economist


Brussels, Belgium

RISI is a business intelligence firm supporting the needs of the global forest products industry. Our services have a long reputation for being the most comprehensive and reliable of their kind. Our information covers all aspects of the forest product value chain. It is used by pulp and paper producers, financial companies, consumer products companies and others to make the best strategic and tactical decisions for their businesses.

The Macro Economist will oversee and manage the macroeconomic service. Track, analyze, and communicate global macroeconomic developments and data to clients across the global forest products industry. Generate high-level economic forecasts for multitude of countries and regions covered by RISI. Author the monthly commentary report on macroeconomic developments relevant to the forest product industry. Contribute forecasts and written analysis to quarterly publications and various multi-client studies and consulting projects. Present RISI’s forecast and analysis at outlook conferences worldwide. Manage data collection and centralized macroeconomic database.

Core Responsibilities

  • Data Gathering, Modeling, Analysis and Forecasting;
  • Writing and Publication Production;
  • Client Contact and Presentations;
  • Revenue Responsibility;
  • Publication and Staff Management;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience;
  • Knowledge of Economic Theory; Micro, Macro, and Econometrics;
  • Analytical Skills; Modeling, Statistics, and Managing Data;
  • Good Communication skills; oral and written;
  • Good Presentation Skills;
  • Computer Competence;
  • Fluency in English and at least one other European language;
  • A bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field and preferably a Masters degree in economics or related field.

We offer opportunities for travel, a competitive salary, company health and pension coverage, tuition reimbursement and working in a fun team-orientated environment.

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. Our clients — 95% of the world’s leading forest products companies, as well as industry suppliers, financial institutions and consumer products companies — use our market data, forecasts and analysis to make better decisions that enable their organizations to grow.

With offices in Boston, Brussels, Atlanta, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and São Paulo, we have a truly international focus. We’re small enough that you can see the impact of your work, but big enough to have a wealth of seasoned professionals to learn from – many of whom are recognized as leading authorities in their fields.

We’re a great mix of stability and dynamism. Our oldest product has been published for more than 100 years. On the other hand, one of our keys to success is that we use information technology aggressively to fundamentally improve the value of our information to our customers. We’re in growth mode. Thirty percent of our sales come from outside North America, and we’re looking for that percentage to grow. We are looking for talented, dedicated people who can help us continue to build on our long-term success while remaining entrepreneurial and responsive to our customers.


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