JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Moody’s Analytics located in West Chester, PA is a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research designed to meet the diverse planning and information needs of businesses, governments, and professional investors worldwide. You would be responsible for credit modeling, including the development, implementation, and validation of probability of default (PD) and loss given default (LGD) models using state-of-the-art statistical and econometric techniques. Emphasis is on retail credit but with some exposure to corporate and other forms of risk modeling in partnership with sister companies within Moody's. You would also be responsible for forecasting and simulation exercises, with emphasis on stress testing under alternative scenarios; contract consulting work with major financial institutions and other industry players worldwide. The successful applicant would be involve in proposal writing, modeling specification, estimation and validation, final reports and documentation writing; meeting with clients to discuss proposed and current projects; making presentations at conferences; and general client service, including serving as primary point of contact for credit modeling issues.
The ideal candidate would have a Master’s degree with experience, or Ph.D. in Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or other closely related field. Excellent writing, presentation, project management and interpersonal skills are required. Industry experience in quantitative risk modeling and/or loss forecasting is preferred though candidates with strong analytical backgrounds and programming skills will be considered. Several years credit risk modeling experience, as well as ability to communicate technical subject matter clearly and concisely to individuals from various backgrounds, a definite plus.
To apply for this position, please submit resume and paper.
Selected candidates will be interviewed at the ASSA meeting in San Francisco in January 2016.
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