Economics careers

Economists use and apply their understanding of micro and macro economics, econometrics and mathematical and financial economics to business situations. A wide range of employers value economists' skills of numeracy, their powers of analysis and the ability to understand and communicate broad socio-economic and political concepts to a wider audience.

Undergraduate and postgraduate Economics degrees are popular with a wide range of recruiters, e.g. strategy and management consultants, investment banks and financial services in general, as well as a broad range of other commercial enterprises, and public sector and not for profit employers.

However, transferrable skills are often just as important as an Economics qualification, eg. analytical, quantitative and modelling skills.

Listed in this website are a broad selection of organisations and firms which are interested in recruiting economists and in many instances they offer specific internships and career paths for economists.

Useful links

  • US Department of Labor - Economists
    Overview of the job market for Economists in the USA, produced by the US Department of Labor. In addition to specific US data it contains more broadly applicable information on developing a career as an Economist in the government, commercial and academic sectors.
  • Society of Business Economists
    UK based - information on working as an economist in a business environment.
  • National Association for Business Economics
    Useful sources of information for students or graduates interested in working as Economists in a business environment -US based.

Daniela Gorza – Economist, World Bank Group

Daniela Gorza completed the MSc Double Degree in Public Administration and Government at LSE and Peking University in 2013. She now works as an Economist at World Bank Group. ” Knowing people and keeping in contact has been vital for me” Find out more about Daniela Gorza and her experiences on her graduate profile page.


Nicolas Nossovitch – Project Consultant at his family’s business

Nicolas Nossovitch completed the MSc Economics and Management at LSE in 2013. He now works as a Project Consultant for his own family’s business. “LSE is a place where exceptional debates take place, and I wanted to be part of it.” Find out more about Nicolas Nossovitch and his experiences on his graduate profile page.


Michael Martins – Economist, Institute of Directors

Michael Martins completed the MSc Economic History at LSE in 2013. He now works as an Economist for Institute of Directors. “Best year of my life and it was crucial to helping me get to where I am and shaping who I’ve become” Find out more about Michael Martins and his experiences on his graduate profile page.


Insider tips – working in economic consultancy

Guest blog by LSE alum Michele Granastein, now working at Oxera: When I started my MPA in Public and Economic Policy at the LSE in 2008, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I graduated. I knew I wanted to use the economic concepts and skills I acquired during my undergraduate and master’s degrees and work in […]


Insider tips – working in economics and statistics

Guest blog by LSE alumna Tanya Flower, Assistant Economist in the Office for National Statistics (ONS): Standing out from the crowd through experience in unusual places I graduated in July 2013 with an undergraduate degree in Maths and Economics from LSE. During university, I did several small work experience placements and shadowing to get experience, because these days it’s quite […]


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