Economists conduct research, monitor data, analyze information and prepare reports and plans to resolve economic and business problems and develop models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns. They provide advice to business, interest groups and governments to formulate solutions to present or projected economic and business problems.
Analyzing factors that determine labour force participation, employment, wages, unemployment and other labour market outcomes
404 - Economics
263101 - Economist
Description : Performs economic research and analysis; develops and applies theories about production and distribution of goods and services, and people's spending and financial behaviour; and provides advice to governments and organisations on subjects relating to economic policies.
Green Occupation : Yes
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Agricultural Economist, Development Finance Project Analyst, Econometrician, Economic Advisor, Economic Analyst, Economic Consultant, Economic Forecaster, Environmental Economist, Financial Economist, Health Economist, Industrial Economist, Labour Market Economist, Macro-economist, Micro-economist, Mineral Economist, Price Economist, Research Economist, Small Business Economist, Taxation Economist
Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa