Interesting! I always envisioned the analyst as the proper subset of the practitioner-- so that they were virtually one and the same. So for instance a politician, in say Jamaica, who wanted to increase jobs would already have a team of analysts who would then analyze, interpret, and evaluate the best strategy for doing so. Or at least the politician would consult an economist and then proceed forward with whatever economic plan(s) the economist would give them. This latter role is what I was looking for.
But from the way it sounds, this is not usually the case?