Economist, Latin America

The Economist, Latin America, will oversee data collection and banking for Latin American pulp & paper products; independently direct the production of products such as the Latin American Pulp & Paper Forecast and the Latin American components of the world pulp & paper products; produce and give presentations and Outlook Briefings; produce single-client and multi-client projects; interact regularly with clients; help drive the integration of data from across RISI departments and practices into a more modern format; work with sales and marketing staff to maximize revenues from product area. They will continue building knowledge and skills needed to step into a Senior Economist position in time.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Data Gathering and Modeling
  • Analysis and Forecasting
  • Writing and Publication Production
  • Build Industry Knowledge and Contacts
  • Client Contact and Presentations
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required:
Strong understanding of economics, especially microeconomics, and econometrics; facility with many computer programs; proven ability to communicate orally and written; good understanding of market in which practice is operating; knowledge of data associated with market; ability to produce economic forecasts

Team Structure:
This role will report into a practice lead in Fastmarkets RISI economic analysis team and will work with and across many of the pulp and paper economic teams.

Desired Education:
Master’s degree, preferably in economics

Fastmarkets RISI Overview:
Fastmarkets RISI is the best positioned and most authoritative global source of forest products information and data. We have a comprehensive digital offering which helps provide understanding and insight for our expanding customer base in this growing market.

With over 150 expert industry professionals on our team, we supply the world’s most comprehensive and current data on supply and demand, pricing and costs to customers around the globe.

Offerings include:

  • Price indices, industry trends, and news
  • Price forecasts and market analysis
  • Benchmarking of mill costs and capabilities

Our editors, economists and analysts specialize in gathering and analyzing data and reporting on information related to their markets. All RISI employees operate according to a rigorous code of conduct as well as a compliance and ethics policy. This practice, combined with our clear and transparent methodologies ensure that all RISI information is reliable and unbiased.

Our clients span the entire forest products industry, from forest floor to mill floor to sales floor – including pulp and paper, wood products, timber, tissue and nonwoven segments. RISI data are widely used for indexing of physical trade.

Fastmarkets RISI has 10 offices globally in North and South America, Europe and Asia and is a subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, a global business-to-business price reporting & information group (

Fastmarkets RISI Offers:

  • A competitive salary
  • A fun, team-orientated environment
  • Tuition assistance
  • Casual dress work environment
  • Generous vacation and personal time off
  • Excellent benefits that include
    • Health, dental and vision insurances
    • Company-paid life insurance
    • 401K with company match
    • Company-paid short and long term disability
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • An Employee Assistance Program
    • Tuition reimbursement

Please submit an English version of your cover letter and resume to Due to the expected high volume of resumes received for this position, only candidates of interest will be contacted. No phone calls, please. We appreciate the time you spent in contacting us, and thank you for your interest. RISI, Inc. is an EOE.

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