Chartered Economic Policy Analyst Conduct research, Develop models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behavior and patterns, Devise methods for collection and analysis of data, Forecast income and expenditure, interest rates and exchange rates, Analyze factors which determine economic growth, Advise government agencies on policies to increase economic activities, Apply statistical techniques to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems, Develop monetary policies and forecasts of financial activity, Examine problems related to the economic activity of individual companies, Assess business opportunities and develop strategies, Examine financing methods, production costs and techniques and marketing policies to recommend improvements, Examine statistical data on the exchange of goods and services among nations, Provide consulting services to government and other organizations.

Career Paths: Economic Policy Analyst

If you're pursuing the Ch.E with a specialization in economic policy analysis

, you might be thinking about what career you would eventually like to pursue. Here below are some of the top career paths for professionals in this area.


Economic Policy Analyst for a governmental advisory organization

As part of a governmental advisory body, you can use your knowledge of economic policy to help the state in its economic planning and execution. Government projects typically involve working in large, interdisciplinary teams, and are often long-term, lasting years or more. For this reason, this kind of work is suited to people who are patient and able to grapple with complexity. If you derive satisfaction from getting things done, then this might be frustrating for you because of the long timescales involved. You'll also need solid communication skills to work alongside the other members of your team, whose expertise may be in a different area of economics or in another discipline altogether.

Policy advisor to a state representative

Similar to working for an advisory body, representatives such as members of parliament also need advising on economic policies. In Britain, for example, MPs are advised by the Civil Service. These jobs are hard to get and require you to work your way up through the ranks, but they have excellent stability and good benefits, so they are suited to someone who is looking for a long-term career and doesn't want to change jobs every few years.


Outside of the civil service, plenty of state representatives will need advice on economic policy too. You could work as a consultant, consulting for decision makers such as city counsellors. This kind of work can be very rewarding as, unlike national policy, local policies can be put into place more quickly, and you can see the direct outcome of your work on a community. This kind of work requires the ability to explain complex economic systems and possible policy outcomes in a way which makes sense to non-economists.


Work for a think tank e.g. Economic Policy Institute

Think tanks promote approaches or advocate for policies, including in the area of economics. The Economic Policy Institute, for example, raises awareness about the needs of low-income workers in the US and how they are affected by economic policies. This work requires a thorough knowledge of economics, but also a commitment to the mission. For people who have strongly held moral principles about economic policy and care about actively working to promote those principles, working in a think tank is ideal. However, this type of work is often not well paid and the hours can be long, so you should be prepared for that. But if you are an activist by nature, then combining your passion with your economics knowledge can make you an excellent candidate for working in a think tank.


International organizations e.g. UN or The World Bank

Another option is working for a large international organization which will have some interest in economic policy, such as the UN or the World Bank. This work will, like government work, often be long-term and slow in pace, and require you to work in an interdisciplinary team. It is suited to someone who is culturally sensitive and aware of cultural differences around the world. It can be good for those who like to travel to new places, as the work may include field trips or relocations to places around the world. This can be difficult for people who like to be settled or those who have a family but can be good for those who enjoy traveling to new places. It can also help to speak several languages for this kind of work.


There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an economic analyst. For example, did you know that they make an average of $29.33 an hour? That's $60,997 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 6% and produce 20,300 job opportunities across the U.S.

Economic Policy Analyst

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. 3.8 

Washington, DC 20002


Economic Sanctions Adjudication Analyst 

U.S. Bank 

Chicago, IL 


Analyst, Global Policy 


Washington, DC 20001 (NoMa area) 


Policy Analyst, Immigration and Economic Security ā€“ New Jers... 

State Priorities Partnership 

Washington, DC 


Utility Regulatory Policy Analyst 

City of Austin 

Austin, TX 78704 (Bouldin area) 


Senior Policy Analyst new

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 

Boston, MA

$70,000 - $85,000 a year


Senior Policy Analyst: Economic Democracy 

New York, NY 

$75,000 - $95,000 a year


Policy Analyst, Community Benefit and Economic Stability

Community Catalyst 

Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown Crossing area) 

$46,680 - $65,000 a year

Economist/Policy Analyst ā€“ Innovation Policies for Space and... 

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Develop... 

Washington, DC 


Policy & Planning Analyst III 

State of Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY 

$25.55 - $32.93 an hour


Policy Analyst

Frontier Group 

Boston, MA 

Analyst, Policy and Health Financing (Francophone)

Palladium Group, Inc. 

Washington, DC 


Capital Markets Policy Analyst, CG-1160-13/14

US Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Washington, DC 

$111,086 - $214,328 a year


Washington, DC Budget Analyst Department of Treasury Government Job Title: Budget Analyst Department: Department of the Treasury Agency: Departmental Offices Sub Agency: Number: 11-DO-197P-14 SALARY RANGE:


Washington, DC Budget Analyst

Department of Treasury Government Job Title: Budget Analyst Department: Department of the Treasury.

Agency: Departmental Offices Sub Agency: Number: 11-DO-236P SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 - $136,771.


Washington, DC Budget Analyst

Department of Treasury Government Job Title: Budget Analyst Department: Department of the Treasury Agency: Departmental Offices Sub Agency: Number: 11-DO-197P-13 SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 - $11,574


Economic Developer Jobs ā€“ Description

Determine and formulate policies and provide the overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within the guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.


Economic Developer Jobs - Tasks to be performed Confer with board members, organization officials, and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems.


Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company and its staff in meeting objectives, and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.


Direct, plan, and implement policies, objectives, and activities of organizations or businesses in order to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, and to increase productivity.


As of Oct 14, 2020, the average annual pay for an Economic Analyst in the United States is $75,079 a year.

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