Job Description for Economist
Economists advise businesses and/or government organizations in different aspects of economics. Topics vary greatly, and they can include tax rates, health statistics, energy facts, transportation, international trade, and development.Read More...
Through the use of different computer programs, economists can gather and present data. Economists generally have a good understanding of different sampling or survey techniques to gain information. The evaluation of both past and present information in the field of economics can be very helpful to corporations and businesses, and it is usually the economists’ duty to deliver that information. It is not uncommon for an economist to give oral and visual presentations of their findings to large audiences
A bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, or a related field is commonly needed to become an economist. If an economist want to expand his or her career and work in an academic setting, a graduate degree might be needed. Having computer skills and an analytical mind are two key components to succeeding as an economist. An economist is always needed to be on top of the most current trends, so a background heavy in research would help as well. Writing skills and mathematical skills are often considered essential in the field of economics. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Design and conduct research to identify trends, formulate forecast models.
- Advise the government, agencies, corporations, and/or banks about the adoption of financial policies.
- Compile reports and illustrations of research findings.
- Devise methods for data collection, sampling, and processing in regard to finance, labor, agriculture, commodities, trade, etc.