1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2522-11

      Economist
      Economic Analyst

Reviews and analyses economic data, studies and prepares reports on subjects relating to the economy.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • studies economic and statistical data
  • devises methods and procedures for collecting and processing data
  • analyses interrelationships between economic variables
  • selects established economic techniques or develops new ones for analysis
  • prepares reports of research findings
  • analyses the efficiency of government and industry with special reference to resource allocation
  • forecasts changes in the economic environment for short-term budgeting, long-term planning and investment evaluation
  • formulates recommendations, policies or plans for the economy, special projects or industrial project feasibility studies

Specialisations:
Agricultural Economist
Econometrician
Economic Forecaster
Macro-economist
Micro-economist

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