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ECONOMISTS
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  Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods. Excludes “Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists" (13-1161).
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Environmental Economists (ONET code: 19-3011.01)
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Provide litigation support, such as writing reports for expert testimony or testifying as an expert witness.
  • Study the socioeconomic impacts of new public policies, such as proposed legislation, taxes, services, and regulations.
  • Conduct research on economic issues and disseminate research findings through technical reports or scientific articles in journals.
  • Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture.
  • Provide advice and consultation on economic relationships to businesses, public and private agencies, and other employers.
  • Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques.
  • Formulate recommendations, policies, or plans to solve economic problems or to interpret markets.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Master's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $106,064.00 $51.00 $36.30 $40.28 - $57.36
Bridgeport/Stamford $154,508.00 $74.29 $46.83 $56.52 - $94.78
Hartford $92,889.00 $44.66 $34.72 $40.25 - $50.62
New Haven $107,350.00 $51.61 $40.86 $49.89 - $59.51
      
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