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Economists are employed in companies from various industries and provide expert advice by applying economic theory on the data and statistics they gather. These professionals determine feasibility, make forecasts on future economic trends, suggest improvement solutions, and produce reports which help management make the best decisions. The most successful Economist resumes emphasize economics expertise, analytical thinking, research skills, communication abilities and computer proficiency. A degree in economics is common experience on most example resumes for this position.

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1

Economist/ Planner

Participated in preparing operational plans for specific activities, such as sales,
production, direct materials costs and cash budget;

  • Compared actual expenses to budget and researched variances;
  • Analyzed financial information by developing spreadsheet reports;
  • Created various Ad-hoc analysis;
  • Supported upper management with monthly, quarterly and annually reporting.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
2

Administrative Assistant to The Senior Vice President & Chief Economist

Provided executive-level support to the Senior Vice President/Chief Economist.

  • Managed the Senior Vice President/Chief Economist's calendar, coordinated meetings, and screened phone calls
  • Received and processed invoices, expense reports, and timesheets for the dept.
  • Assisted in organizing 40-60 speeches per year for the Senior Vice President/Chief Economist, including travel arrangements both domestic and international, on issues specifically relating to economic policy.
  • Assisted the Senior Vice President in maintaining the department's budget.
  • Acted as overall contact for the Senior Vice President.
  • Supervised the daily operations of the department, which has a staff of 9 people.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Business Management
3

Economist

Analyze monthly current employment survey for states and metropolitan areas.

  • Use SAS and Excel to manipulate and analyze large datasets of over 750,000.
  • Work under strict monthly, quarterly, and yearly production deadlines.
  • Perform independent research on how to improve statistical methods to produce more accurate estimates.
  • Coordinate with state and regional Economist.
  • Completed the first national led and executed benchmark in 2011, which improved the quality and utility of employment statistics.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Economics
4

Economist

  • Identified emerging economic trends and issues.
  • Prepared reports and did detailed proposals for submission to management, to support funding allocated for projects.
  • Assisted in giving technical support in the area of economics to various projects. Organized and implemented research and feasibility studies to gain in-depth knowledge about a specific area.
  • Collected and gathered samples for documentation, exhibits and testing procedures.
  • Worked with large datasets using SQL.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Early Childhood Education
MBA
Economics
5

Economist

Worked as a GS-12 Economist for the Cost Weights Section of the Division of [company name]s and Prices Indexes within the Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • CE Liaison - Coordinated with the CES (Consumer Expenditure Survey) to improve the CPI, wrote CES requirements in order to implement CPI requests, presented material to staff and analyzed CES data for anomaly expenditures
  • Expenditure Weights Processing Team Member - Helped to create monthly and biennial expenditure weights which are used in the C-CPI-U and CPI-U. Implemented annual changes from the CES, wrote requirements and special calculation adjustments in order to process CES correctly.
  • Researcher - CORPX data project (development team member and scribe), manipulated data for respondent requests, CES sample size research and improvements
  • Acceptance Tester - Tested and wrote test cases for the CPI's new estimation system including initial and final expenditure weights and a new software for Commodity Analysts
  • Relevant Software Proficiencies - SAS, JMP, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio)
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BBA
Economics
Business
6

Economist

Analyzed economic development of mid-size businesses

  • Monitored and audited accounting activities of the assigned businesses
  • Conducted meetings and briefed upper management
  • Wrote weekly reports and made recommendations for policy implementation
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MA
Accounting And Analysis Of Economic Activity
7

Economist

Worked with excel modeling for different types of mail and proofread expert testimony justifying postal rate hikes.

  • Worked with direct mail and online advertising on excel and STATA
  • Ran regressions using STATA software to predict trends in mail volume
  • Worked in healthcare group and conducted surveys for schizophrenia patients
  • Sorted data using SAS software
  • Worked with the antitrust and IP group at this economic consulting firm whose sole client was Microsoft
  • Researched litigation documents and worked with pivot tables in excel
  • Performed basic programming in excel
  • Designed surveys and asked questions to patients for the hospital
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics
Relevant Economics
8

Associate Research Economist

  • Collected and analyzed data using various statistics programs and presented the findings to clients.
  • Worked closely with a professor and learned with a hands-on approach.
  • Wrote economic synopses on various regional topics and forecasted economic changes in the regional area.
  • Surveyed small businesses and large events to evaluate what economic changes could be made to benefit the regional small businesses.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Marketing
MS
Economics And Statistical Analysis
Local Community And Economic Development
9

Executive Assistant to The Chief Economist

  • Drafted, researched and proofread consumer reports and analyzed original consumer research materials in the consumer electronics and tech industry.
  • Managed the Chief Economist’s corporate executive calendar, meeting, conference and project deadline responsibilities.
  • Integrated corporate branding policies and implemented industry standard compliance by incorporating protected trade secrets into consumer report materials.
  • Provided executive administrative support as a liaison for the Chief Economist in an innovative, fast-paced, non-profit and tech-savvy corporate environment.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BA
English
JD
Juris Doctor
10

International Economist

  • Designed and delivered economic research projects to support the formulation and execution of Treasury policy on national security issues and presented findings in written reports to policy-makers
  • Applied quantitative analysis, including econometric modeling, to assess economic sanctions
  • Briefed the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence on key analytical findings
  • Monitored macroeconomic, microeconomic, and policy developments on an area of interest in order to provide daily updates to Treasury leadership and respond to quick-reaction tasking from policy-makers
  • Trained junior analysts on research techniques, analytic standards, and product preparation
  • Provided analytic and substantive feedback on interagency financial and economic products, including Presidential Daily Briefings
  • Published multiple research papers in classified sources, such as the Economic Intelligence Briefing
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Political Economy
MA
Applied Economics
Economics And Thomas R Brown Fellowship Recipient

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