Economist – Policy and Analysis of the Digital Economy, Paris, France 115 views


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 common problems.

The Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate (STI) 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 Digital Economy Policy (DEP) Division of the STI is responsible for developing evidence-based policies through multi-stakeholder processes that i) stimulate the growth of an accessible, innovative, open, inclusive and trusted digital economy for sustained prosperity and well-being, and ii) leverage the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in particular, the Internet, and digitisation to achieve key socio-economic goals such as improving productivity, providing opportunities for new jobs, contributing to mitigate environmental pressures and improving health outcomes and the quality of life in general. The DEP collaborates with other parts of the Organisation on horizontal issues such as ICT in health, taxes, trade, productivity, ICT skills and the effects of the Internet on labour markets.

STI/DEP is looking for an Economist to support the DEP%27s work on the economic and policy analysis of the Digital Economy and, in particular, the OECD Reviews of Digital Transformation and the Digital Economy Outlook.

The selected person will work under the supervision of a Senior Policy Analyst and under the direction of the Head of the Digital Economy Policy (DEP) Division in the STI.

Main Responsibilities

Substantive work

  • Contribute to the preparation of the OECD Reviews of Digital Transformation, in particular by collecting background information and drafting selected chapters of the Reviews.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the biennial publication Digital Economy Outlook, in particular by drafting selected sections, co-ordinating inputs by the authors and managing the publication process.
  • Participate, as required, in horizontal and multidisciplinary projects and activities of the STI and the OECD.

Meetings, liaison and communication

  • Contribute to the organisation of, and participate in, meetings of national government delegates and experts from the private sector, trade-unions, civil society and academia in connection with the Organisation%27s work programme in the above areas.
  • Establish and maintain professional contacts within the OECD, with Delegations and outside individuals and organisations in the field of the digital economy.
  • Contribute to the external visibility of the OECD, for example by participating and presenting work at workshops, conferences, etc., and maintaining close contacts with the press and sector specific media.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Academic Background

  • An advanced university degree in economics.

Professional Background

  • At least three, preferably five years’ experience in international comparative economic analysis, preferably acquired in a national or international administration, such as a Ministry or regulatory agency dealing with communication, or private sector agency.
  • Proven experience in the area of digital economy policies.
  • Experience in drafting working documents and analytical reports.
  • Experience in project management and in contributing to multistakeholder projects.


  • Knowledge of recent economic and policy trends in the area of the digital economy across countries.
  • A working knowledge of economic analysis techniques and familiarity with the associated software tools.


  • This position requires fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and a knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.

Core Competencies

  • For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Analytical thinking, Achievement focus, Drafting skills, Teamwork and Team Leadership, Client Focus, Diplomatic sensitivity.
  • Please refer to the full list of OECD Core Competencies and the level 3 indicators.

Contract Duration

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

What the OECD offers

  • Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starts at either 5,975 EUR or 7,370 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 the applications of 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.

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

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