International Economist

Contact Person: Oriana Kobelak
Company: TD Bank Group
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Posted Date: January 2, 2020
Closing Date: January 30, 2020

Position Title: Senior Economist, International

City: Toronto, ON

Report Location: TD Tower, 20th floor, 66 Wellington St. West

Business Unit: Finance Division: TD Economics Schedule: M-F

Applications/Resumes should be directed to: Oriana Kobelak (

Position Title: Senior Economist, International


Department Overview:

TD Economics provides analysis and forecasts of economic and financial trends. The analysis covers the globe, with emphasis on Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. The analysis of the Canadian and U.S. economies include perspectives on the overall performance of the economy, interest rates and foreign exchange rates, regional economies, major industries and government finances.



The Senior Economist, International role supports research and forecasting activities within TD Economics. The position requires excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills as well as a strong technical and theoretical background in macroeconomics.  The position is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada and reports to the Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct timely research on global economic developments. This research will help to inform TD clients as well as forecasting, risk identification and model development activities across the department.
  • Forecast European, Asian and Latin American economies with in-house and third-party models.
  • Present forecasts/analysis to TD Bank's business units and clients, with an ability to communicate complex concepts in an intuitive manner.

Knowledge Requirements/ Education

  • MA or PhD in the field of Economics
  • Expertise in macroeconomics, applied econometrics and macroeconomic modeling
  • Knowledge of international financial markets, including fixed income and foreign exchange would be an asset
  • At a minimum, 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in macroeconomic modeling and EViews

Other Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Proactive thought leader with diverse research capabilities/adaptability
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to complete research projects quickly and with limited oversight
  • Demonstrate leadership, with a capacity to mentor/coach others


At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Application deadline: January 27h, 2020


  • Continuous learner – at the forefront of knowledge of economic theory and application
  • Creative and passionate about applied economics; a self-starter in terms of proposing and conducting studies of interest and relevance
  • Highly interpersonal and credible; an engaging personality who comes across well during discussions, presentations and media interviews
  • Possesses integrity and maintains high ethical standards
  • Consultative nature with outstanding customer service focus; a high sense of urgency and customer sen- sitivity
  • Sound business and financial service acumen; able to understand and translate how economic issues can strategically impact the business
  • A reliable and resourceful team player who is comfortable interacting and communicating across the organization with senior level clients
  • Confident decision-maker; the incumbent must have confidence to state and where necessary, defend, their position on issues after thorough and rigorous analysis

Senior Economist Skills/Attributes

  • In order to qualify as a Senior Economist, the individual will meet the requirements above and have significant work experience
  • Must have the capacity to mentor/coach others and have aptitude for manager/leadership skills
  • Senior Economists are also expected to be able to work independently, initiating research projects on a wide array of subjects and completing them with limited oversight