View Full Version : What Do Economists in the Private Sector Do?

02-07-2008, 02:55 AM
I'm already aware of some of the jobs, such as consulting, transfer-pricing, and finance related stuff, and therefore am not interested in info related to these jobs. What I'm looking for is information about resposibilities and job duties for economists who work for various businesses. What are some of the jobs that PhD Economists do for companies? Specifically, what kinds of job duties does someone with an applied micro background and econometrics background do in these settings?

Golden Rule
02-07-2008, 03:29 AM
This doesn't really answer your question, but I think a good place to start is to look at the publications these economic consulting places put out:
like see NERA: NERA Economic Consulting | Just Published (http://www.nera.com/JustPublished.asp)
or CRAI: CRA International - economic consulting, finance economics consulting, business consultants - Publication Search Results (http://www.crai.com/PubSearchResult.asp)

02-07-2008, 04:03 AM
"What Do Economists in the Private Sector Do?"

They make money.

02-07-2008, 02:02 PM
Well I am working with someone who helps me create macro econometric models of different economies. She has a PhD in Economics and teaches econometrics. I guess they can work as consultants in areas like these and for Economic Research and Forecasting firms they can also write for the reports that these companies produce for eg forecasting certain variables explaining why the model produced particular results through analyzing the economy being examined as a whole against the backdrop of the international economy.