what economists do

Economists are employed by a wide range of different employers – you could work in the financial sector, for a tech company, an economic consultancy, the government or an NGO.

Most economics graduates don’t work as economists. Instead, they use their skills in a diverse range of careers: Analysis (financial, market, data), Public policy, Consulting, Accountancy, Research, Charity/ development, Market regulation.

Did you know?


Economics students are amongst the highest earners when they graduate.

The three sectors most needing economics skills are the public sector, tech (think Amazon and Google) and health.

The biggest recruiter of students with economics skills isn’t a bank – it’s the NHS

Studying for an economics degree gives you a versatile set of skills that you can take into a wide range of different careers.


Analytical skills – you will be good at distilling and analysing complex problems

Market insights – from designing and regulating tech industries to understanding consumers, you will have an excellent understanding of markets and incentives


Working with data – you will likely be comfortable with handling data and using it to generate real-world

economics helps us to answer important social questions

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