Associate Economist/Analyst

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Business and Economic Insights (BEI) delivers actionable intelligence into the evolving global economy for Visa and Visa’s clients. The group harnesses its expertise, multiple data sources and deep client relationships to provide cutting-edge insights into consumer spending and the payments industry. Through close client engagement, BEI delivers these insights to inform business planning and management decisions.

Job Description

Position Scope: The associate economist will help to advance VBEI’s expanding global coverage by combining Visa’s unique data assets, cutting-edge economic and econometric techniques, and external data sources to generate innovative business and economic insights. The scope of this role includes, but is not limited to, cross-border forecasting, research into the impact of digital technologies on consumer spending, measuring the evolution of the payments industry around the world, and global travel and tourism.


  • Assist the principal global economist in researching and analyzing key macroeconomic trends as they impact consumer spending and the payments industry

  • Mine existing Visa data and create/develop business methods to forecast/track/communicate performance and industry change drivers 

  • Facilitate the sharing of economic analysis across departments to improve business performance and efficacy.

  • Analyze and interpret market data and economic conditions impacting the business-to-business payments industry to assist business planning and development 

  • Draft final reports and prepare and give formal and informal presentations for staff, senior management, and clients to ultimately influence business decisions. 

  • Position is project focused and typically requires managing multiple projects and priorities within strict time constraints  

  • Collaborate with colleagues in other geographies and teams to support the Visa Business and Economic Insights department 


  • Prefer advanced graduate degree in business or economics; however, relevant experience in lieu of advanced degree will be considered. 

  • 3+ years’ experience in the financial services or economic consulting industry.

  • Self-starter with an ability to manage priorities and adapt as required to an unstructured and fast paced work environment

  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

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