Economist (Occupation Code : 263101)
DescriptionPerforms economic research and analysis; develops and applies theories about production and distribution of goods and services, and people's spending and financial behaviour; and provides advice to governments and organisations on subjects relating to eco
Forecasting changes in the economic environment for short-term budgeting, long-term planning and investment evaluation.
Formulating recommendations, policies and plans for the economy, corporate strategies and investment, and undertaking feasibility studies for projects.
Monitoring economic data to assess the effectiveness, and advise on the appropriateness, of monetary and fiscal policies.
Forecasting production and consumption of specific products and services based on records of past production and consumption and general economic and industry-specific conditions.
Preparing forecasts of income and expenditure, interest rates and exchange rates.
Analysing factors that determine labour force participation, employment, wages, unemployment and other labour market outcomes.
Applying mathematical formulae and statistical techniques and apply to test economic theories and devise solutions to economic problems.
Compiling, analysing and interpreting economic data using economic theory and a variety of statistical and other techniques.
Alternate Occupation Names
Labour Market Economist
Small Business Economist
Development Finance Project Analyst
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NSC Bachelor Admission
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