Economists perform research and develop theories in the field of economics, whether for microeconomic or macroeconomic analysis. They study trends, analyse statistical data, and to some extent work with economic mathematical models in order to advise companies, governments, and related institutions. They advise on product feasibility, trend forecasts, emerging markets, tax policies, and consumer trends.

Alternative label

  • economics science researcher

  • macro analyst

  • economics analyst

  • economics research scientist

  • labour economist

  • social economist

  • interest analyst

  • econometrician

  • economics researcher

  • econophysicist

  • economics scientist

  • economics scholar

  • economics research analyst

  • economists

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