Economists analyze government and economic data to predict and forecast economic trends in a region, country, or the entire world. They conduct research on various segments of an area's economy such as commodities, finance, labor, agriculture, and trade. After conducting the research, they use data complied in order to make forecasts and predictions concerning the state of the economy, and how to keep it growning and thriving.
Compile reports and illustrations of research findings.
Devise methods for data collection, sampling, and processing in regard to finance, labor, agriculture, commodities, trade, etc.
Design and conduct research to identify trends, formulate forecast models.
Advise the government, agencies, corporations, and/or banks about the adoption of financial policies.