• Competitive
  • Prague, Praha, Czech Republic
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-10-19

Associate Economist 2 - 9 Month Contract

Location: Prague, Praha, Czech Republic

An Associate Economist 2 is directly involved in the development of Moody's Analytics risk modelling solutions and consulting client projects with major banks and other financial institutions worldwide. Being a part of truly global Moody's Analytics team, economists contribute to client and internal projects in every phase, including preparing and delivering presentations, data analysis, methodology design, model development and enhancement, documentation writing, and results delivery. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong quantitative skills combined with excellent communication skills, willing to collaborate, learn and develop in a very dynamic and multicultural environment.

Role/Responsibilities

  • Acting as part of the project team that develops risk models for clients;
  • Development of best-practice risk management methodologies tailored to client's particular needs;
  • Econometric modelling and coding, forecasting under alternative scenarios;
  • Risk modelling, including the development, implementation, and validation of credit risk models using state of the art statistical and econometric techniques;
  • Documentation, including model specification, estimation and validation;
  • Client satisfaction, including speed and quality of responses to our clients;
  • Delivering presentations and workshops for clients on-site and via teleconferences;
  • Participation in internal workshops aimed at enhancement of model building techniques employed by Moody's Analytics;
  • Screening regulatory and industry developments in order to remain up-to-date on leading challenges and trends on the market.


The Economic and Consumer Credit Analysis team, a division of Moody's Analytics, 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. Our research has many dimensions: country analysis; financial markets; industrial markets; and regional markets. Moody's Economy.com information and services are used in a variety of ways, including strategic planning; product and sales forecasting; risk and sensitivity management; and as investment research.

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Mandatory Qualifications
  • Strong academic background - Ph.D. or Masters in Economics, Finance, Statistics or Mathematics (or related subjects) from a top school is essential.
  • Advanced programming skills in R and/or STATA.
  • Knowledge of quantitative techniques and the ability to communicate technical subject matter clearly and concisely.
  • Econometric analysis skills.
  • Good written and excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels.
  • Client focused.
  • Team player.
  • Highly organized and efficient.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work pro-actively and multi-task.
  • Ability to work using own initiative and without close supervision.
  • Well-developed IT skills including Email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.


Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in quantitative modelling, including credit risk and market risk modelling.
  • Knowledge of banking regulations in the areas of credit risk, capital adequacy and stress-testing.
  • Knowledge of following software packages is desired: MATLAB, E-Views, SAS or similar statistical platforms.


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.