Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Other Job Titles Economists May Have
Economic Analyst, Economic Consultant, Economic Development Specialist, Economist, Forensic Economist, Project Economist, Research Analyst, Research Associate, Revenue Research Analyst, Tax Economist
Review marketing data and expenditures. Approve department expenses. Respond accordingly to email and phone calls. Visit with our team to address immediate and semi-immediate needs and responses. Various other meetings and conferences.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture.
Conduct research on economic issues and disseminate research findings through technical reports or scientific articles in journals.
Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques.
Supervise research projects and students' study projects.
Teach theories, principles, and methods of economics.
Level of Education Attained by Economists
Most common level of education among people in this career: Master's degree (40%)
Achieve CEcD status through IEDC training program or UO Economic Development School. This process takes upwards of 5 years. Take the time to attend trainings and other State-wide activities. Take part in the Leadership Wyoming program.
Take an internship with a community like Casper, Laramie, Cheyenne (Leads), etc. Attend conferences (Governor's forum, WEDA, Wyoming Business Council, etc.). Start in the private sector, take an entry level salary position with a company in your favorite community. Learn the ins and outs of business, learn what businesses need and want, build relationships with EDO's through private industry first. That's my advice.
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