Helen Jackson

Analytic and Research Support

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Helen Jackson Analytic and Research Support

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I am a freelance economist, analyst and researcher. I offer a wide range of skills and experience drawn from ten years in economic consultancy, generating high spec, technically demanding research outputs for prestigious clients, including two G20 governments, energy companies, financial organisations and multilateral institutions.

Key experience and skills

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  • Years of experience supporting decision-makers through economic and UK and international policy analysis
  • Recent activities include: supporting a UK Government department with their preparatory research for Brexit; ongoing support to global green investment leaders the Climate Bonds Initiative in developing their standards programme; regular contributions to the Economist Intelligence Unit; energy and water quality policy projects for the UK Government, a foreign government and a UK energy company with Vivid Economics
  • Exceptional quantitative, analytical and IT skills gained at three of the world's leading higher education institutions
  • Advanced programming, database and software modelling skills for data analysis, econometrics and data visualisation
  • Ability to communicate complex topics with clarity and concision through both text and visual aids
  • Confident in journalistic, consultancy and academic styles
  • A proactive, professional approach to project management, including good upward management
  • Well-rounded critical thinker, adept at blending formal methodologies, statistics and qualitative research to reach clear conclusions on issues that matter

My interests

My career has been driven by a desire to contribute to better public policy and I understand how good quality research can support decision-makers in any organisation. That means analysis that is rigorous but also clear and communicated well.

My particular expertise is in climate and energy policy and economics. I also have a broad range of experience in natural resources (including fisheries), environmental regulation, market instruments and environmental finance. However, my skills are transferable and I frequently work on topics outside of environment and climate.

I have a keen interest in data science and in exploring how research can harness digital technologies to gain and communicate insights.

I am happy to be approached regarding proposals outside of my core interests. I have academic training in physics, environmental economics and software engineering; and a broad interest across policy, economics, business, technology and the social and natural sciences.

Further information

I can be engaged as a consultant for a whole project or on an ad hoc basis. I offer reliable proven excellence in economics/policy analysis, data analysis and written communication. See more on my approach or please feel free to contact me with any questions or proposals.