What is a Labour Economist?

Labour Economist Job Description

Labour economists have the responsibility of collecting and analyzing data in order to prepare reports and formulate plans to address economic problems related to the labour market.



Typical Job Duties

• Collect and analyze data related to labour and employment markets

• Prepare reports which explain certain phenomena within labour economics

• Determine the potential impacts of new public policies, such as proposed legislation, taxes, services, and regulations

• Testify as an expert witness at regulatory or legislative hearings concerning the estimated effects of changes in legislation or public policy

• Present recommendations based on cost-benefit analysis

• Liaise with research assistants



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