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Melbourne, Sydney or Singapore

Economist (All Levels)


Frontier Economics are the independent economic consultants for complex commercial, litigation, regulatory and public policy decision-making. Our results for clients are well regarded because they are underpinned by our economists' 30+ years of sector expertise, technical experience, and robust economic modelling and analysis.

Making an impact for our clients means understanding their circumstances and critical issues – whether this is the commercial reality of their business, the forces driving customer behaviour, the implications of regulatory decisions, or even the political context.

We seek to grow our existing group of consultants with energetic, resourceful and self-motivated individuals; highly valuing those who can integrate strong problem-solving abilities and purposeful communication.

Working as an economist at Frontier Economics can involve:

Our economic consultants work on a range of microeconomics projects for clients across a range of sectors including energy, climate change, telecoms, transport, water, natural resources and financial services. 

Having intellectual curiosity, and an interest in solving the economic problems our clients face is important. Good time management is critical, as is enjoying diverse issues to work on, and a changing environment of clients. It is likely you will be working on projects concurrently.

You will be required to research, collect data and use economics to develop appropriate frameworks to solve business and public policy problems; including learning and becoming proficient in developing and using existing Frontier Economics economic models, tools and software.

The methods and models we use are often complex, but our advice is always succinct, clear, honest and reliable. You will present results and conclusions to colleagues, clients and the public.

At Frontier Economics, our project teams are put together for each specific client engagement. Economists can work across a variety of practice areas, across geographies, and with different colleagues. Frontier Economics has a flat structure, so economists will, at times, lead teams as project manager. All economists are required to actively engage in developing clients and winning new work.

Citizenship and visa requirements:

For Australian positions. you will need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or be an Australian permanent resident at the time of applying. For Singapore positions, you will need to be a Singaporean citizen or permanent resident at the time of applying.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • honours or Master’s level degree qualifications in economics or econometrics
  • an understanding of and preferably, experience in, one of the key industry sectors that Frontier Economics works in, such as natural resources, energy, transport, infrastructure or water, particularly in Australia, New Zealand and/or South East Asia.
  • ability to write and present complex economic ideas to a variety of different audiences
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • strong organisational skills, including managing multiple tasks, items or projects and ability to prioritise workload and deliverables
  • clear written and oral communications skills, including preparation of reports, presentations and proposals
  • experience in working effectively and positively with clients or relevant stakeholders
  • proficiency in, aptitude for, or willingness to learn computer coding, modelling and model building skills, using Excel. R and/or Python.

If you are an economist who is keen to work with us, we welcome applications via the job application form.  

Employment screening policy: Frontier Economics has an employment screening policy to ensure the identity, integrity and credentials of all applicants. To view the policy, click here. If this position appeals to you, please apply via our job application form. You will need to attach a cover letter, CV, certified academic transcript and identification. In your cover letter, please tell us about why you are suited to this role and address the selection criteria.

Interested in applying for this position? Use our online application form below.