What is an Economic Analyst?

Economic Analyst Job Description

Economic analysts examine economic data to formulate assessments of economic activity and various elements of the economy such as tax revenue, the labour market and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).


Their conclusions are used to advise governmental agencies, investment firms, businesses and the general public.



Typical Job Duties

• Collect, verify, examine and interpret economic data

• Create detailed reports concerning conclusions of research activity

• Achieve economic forecasts by using econometric techniques

• Maintain current knowledge of proposed legislative changes and how they may affect the economy

• Recognize the economic indicators of the local, regional, national and international levels

• Advise government agencies, business leaders and the media concerning the condition of the economy and economic forecasts



Scholarships for Becoming an Economic Analyst

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Economic Analyst. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Economics Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Economic Analyst. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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