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THE OECD – Who we are, what we do

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation comprised of 38 member countries, whose mission is to build better policies for better lives. We promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work to establish evidence-based international standards, and finding solutions to a broad range of social, economic and environmental challenges, from the improvement of economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion. We provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.


The Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Directorate, in line with the strategic objectives... of the Secretary-General, helps OECD member countries and other key economies build an environment conducive to translating science, technology and knowledge into innovation in order to create economic and social value added.

The Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Division of the STI is responsible for comparative analyses of the microeconomic drivers of economic growth, productivity, employment, business dynamism and innovation, as well as the ways in which these are affected by globalisation, the digital and green transformations, and structural change. The Division maintains a set of key databases and data infrastructures to carry out this work, including the Microdata Lab (containing detailed IP records), the STAN, ICIO, and TiVA databases, and leads several distributed microdata projects, including MultiProd, DynEmp, and AI diffuse. The Division also contributes – jointly with the Economics Department – to the activities of the Global Forum on Productivity (GFP), which involves research, the organisation of conferences and the communication of productivity-related research within the GFP community.

STI/PIE is looking for Economists to support the work on some of the following topics: ((i) the micro-drivers of firm performance and productivity, including digital technology adoption; (ii) business dynamism, including trends in concentration, mark-ups, entrenchment, labour share, M&A activity, and how they affect the competitive environment; (iii) start-ups, innovative entrepreneurship and related policies; (iv) firm impacts of digital and environmental technology diffusion (“twin” transition); and (v) industrial policy, including green industrial policy. The selected person(s) will work under the supervision of one of the Division’s team leads, under the responsibility of the Head of the PIE Division.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

Quantitative analysis and policy analysis
• Contribute to empirical and policy-orientated work on productivity, business dynamics, technology adoption and diffusion, environmental sustainability and inclusiveness:
• Collect and analyse firm-level data and micro-aggregated data on topics mentioned above across countries, producing statistical codes and implementing advanced econometric analyses as needed.
• Support the updating of statistical routines, notably within micro-distributed data projects.
• Support further data development efforts, notably in the areas of entrepreneurship, firm-level environmental performance and sustainability, industrial policies, technology adoption and diffusion, M&A activity.
• Carry out empirical analysis and undertake research based on micro-distributed firm level data and large-scale commercial databases (at firm-, deal-, individual-level, and beyond).
• Develop empirical strategies to provide the evidence base needed to answer policy-relevant issues in the field of productivity, business dynamics, technology adoption and diffusion, environmental sustainability and inclusiveness.
• Supervise as needed, the work of Junior Economists, consultants, statistical assistants and interns.

Research and drafting
• Undertake research and contribute to the production of documents, working papers, publications and clear policy messages on topics related to productivity, business dynamism, innovation and entrepreneurship, designed for policymakers and the interested public.
• Where appropriate, lead the analytical work on the above-mentioned topics in close co-operation with delegates of the Working Party on Industry Analysis (WPIA) and researchers at national statistical offices, ministries and research centres and manage projects related to the work programme of the Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Dissemination, liaison and outreach
• Provide assistance in the planning and co-ordination of activities associated with the different areas of work, including meetings/workshops of experts, web-based dissemination channels and social media.
• Contribute to the development of effective dissemination strategies and adapt key policy messages to meet the needs of different audiences.
• Maintain effective working relationships and liaise regularly with other Division and Directorate experts and, where appropriate, with external experts.
• Represent the OECD in international and national forums and deliver presentations and papers.
• Contribute to horizontal activities in line with OECD-wide priorities.
• Establish and maintain professional contacts with other parts of the OECD, research and government institutions in OECD member and non-member countries, key organisations and individuals outside the OECD, and member country delegations to the OECD.
• Keep abreast of relevant policy developments and discussions in member countries and participate in missions as required.


Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background
• An advanced university degree in economics, econometrics or another relevant field of study, with a strong foundation in quantitative analysis and statistics. A Ph.D. degree in economics or related fields would be an advantage.

Professional Background
• Minimum three, preferably five years’ relevant experience of applied research and in economic and policy analysis on the issues of firm performance, particularly in relation to productivity, innovation, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, business dynamics and environmental outcomes.
• Proven experience of quantitative analysis and statistics.
• Proven experience in the field of firm-level empirical analysis. Experience with large administrative databases would be an asset.
• Experience with advanced econometrics methods, machine learning and/or structural micro-economic modelling would also be an advantage.
• Proven experience of formulating clear policy recommendations and briefing notes for technical and non-technical audiences based on applied analytical techniques.
• Professional experience explaining economic issues and analysis to experts and lay audiences alike.

• Experience with standard database and data visualisation software.
• Programming-level knowledge of statistical methods in the area of impact analysis and productivity analysis, and experience with associated software tools such as Stata, R or Python.

• Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of, or a willingness to learn, the other.

Core Competencies
• OECD staff are expected to demonstrate behaviours aligned to six core competencies which will be assessed as part of this hiring processes: Vision and Strategy (Level 2); Enable People (Level 1); Ethics and Integrity (Level 2); Collaboration and Horizontality (Level 2); Achieve Results (Level 2); Innovate and Embrace Change (Level 2).
• There are three possible levels for each competency. The level for each competency is determined according to the specific needs of each job role and its associated grade.
• To learn more about the definitions for each competency for levels 1-3, please refer to OECD Core Competencies.

Additional Information

Contract Duration

• Thirteen-month fixed term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Closing Date
• This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should reach us no later than midnight CEST 12 June 2024.

Please note that our Rules and Regulations stipulate that the mandatory retirement age is 65.

What the OECD offers
• Monthly base salary starting from 6,665 EUR plus allowances, based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
• Please note that the appointment may be made at a lower grade based on the qualifications and professional experience of the selected applicant.

The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD Member Countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities. Our selection processes are merit-based; we strive to enhance diversity both from national and gender perspectives while running fair, transparent and competitive selection processes.

The OECD promotes an optimal use of resources to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Staff members are encouraged to actively contribute to this goal.

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