(NOC 4162)

Career Description

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts conduct research and develop models to provide for economic forecasting.

Duties May Include

Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts perform some or all of the following duties:

Conduct research and develop models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns, and devise methods for collection and analysis of data;

Forecast production and consumption of specific products and services based on records of past production and consumption and general economic and industry-specific conditions;

Prepare forecasts of income and expenditure, interest rates and exchange rates;

Analyze factors which determine economic growth and advise government agencies on policies to increase economic activities;

Analyze factors which determine labour force participation, employment, wages, unemployment and other labour market outcomes;

Study mathematical formulae and statistical techniques and apply them to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems;

Study the nature of money, credit and the operation of banks and other financial institutions to develop monetary policies and forecasts of financial activity;

Monitor economic data to assess the effectiveness, and advise on the appropriateness, of monetary and fiscal policies;

Examine problems related to the economic activity of individual companies;

Examine financial methods, production costs and techniques and marketing policies to recommend possible improvements;

Examine statistical data on the exchange of goods and services among nations;

Forecast production and consumption of renewable resources and supply, consumption and depletion of non-renewable resources;

Conduct research on market conditions in local, regional or national area to set sales and pricing levels for goods and services, to assess market potential and future trends and to develop business strategies;

Monitor regional and local economic trends;
Study regulatory processes and provide material in support of legal proceedings with government and other parties.

Examples of Titles

Economic Analyst
Economic researcher
Fiscal Analyst
Retail Analyst
Social Economist
Trade Analyst
Trade Economist

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Mathematical Economics Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Québec, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics (BComm) Bachelor
Economics (BA) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Mathematics and Economics (BSc with Specialization) Bachelor
Mathematics and Economics Bachelor; Honours
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Financial Economics Bachelor; Honours
Politics, Philosophy & Economics - Economics (PPE-E) Bachelor; Honours
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King's University College
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Economics Bachelor; Honours
Economics Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022