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Economists - 19-3011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Economic Analyst
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Economist
  • Forensic Economist
  • Project Economist
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Revenue Research Analyst
  • Tax Economist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques.
  • Conduct research on economic issues, and disseminate research findings through technical reports or scientific articles in journals.
  • Develop economic guidelines and standards, and prepare points of view used in forecasting trends and formulating economic policy.
  • Explain economic impact of policies to the public.
  • Forecast production and consumption of renewable resources and supply, consumption, and depletion of non-renewable resources.
  • Formulate recommendations, policies, or plans to solve economic problems or to interpret markets.
  • Provide advice and consultation on economic relationships to businesses, public and private agencies, and other employers.
  • Provide litigation support, such as writing reports for expert testimony or testifying as an expert witness.
  • Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture.
  • Study the socioeconomic impacts of new public policies, such as proposed legislation, taxes, services, and regulations.
  • Supervise research projects and students' study projects.
  • Teach theories, principles, and methods of economics.
  • Testify at regulatory or legislative hearings concerning the estimated effects of changes in legislation or public policy, and present recommendations based on cost-benefit analyses.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on matters of public policy.
  • Conduct research on social issues.
  • Establish standards for products, processes, or procedures.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Forecast economic, political, or social trends.
  • Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Present information to the public.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
  • Supervise trainees.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Defense Systems Analyst (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Statistical Data Analyst (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Economist