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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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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Social Entrepreneurship 360 Conference

Starts: 23 Nov 2017 9:15 AM
Finishes: 23 Nov 2017 3:45 PM
LSE Generate, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, and the Innovation Co-creation Lab are proud to present the Social Entrepreneurship 360 Conference. The event will host a select group of successful social entrepreneurs providing insight into their personal experiences with social enterprise.

Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist

Starts: 23 Nov 2017 6:30 PM
Finishes: 23 Nov 2017 8:00 PM
The Department of International Development is proud to be hosting Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist.

Generate: Social Enterprise Fair

Starts: 24 Nov 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 16
An opportunity to showcase your social enterprise project at our first ever Generate Social Enterprise fair

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Land, law, development: Lessons from the recent global land rush

Starts: 24 Nov 2017 4:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Nov 2017 6:00 PM
Lorenzo Cotula is Research Professor at the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied) and is an expert in law and development.

This event is part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice series.

Mock assessment centre

Starts: 30 Nov 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 30 Nov 2017 1:00 PM
Remaining places: 40
​Assessment centres are a critical part of the recruitment process for many employers. This workshop is structured to simulate parts of a typical assessment day and will provide an overview of the types of tasks involved.

Meet an Alum - environment economics consulting

Starts: 30 Nov 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 30 Nov 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: The Future of Aid

Starts: 8 Dec 2017 4:00 PM
Finishes: 8 Dec 2017 6:00 PM
Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at Oxford University and Chief Economist for DfID.

This event is part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice series.

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Gender Team Coordinator

1 Dec 2017
Soho Greater London United Kingdom
We have an exciting new Team Coordinator role in Girl Effect's Gender Team supporting the scaling up of the Girl's Connect brand. This is perfect if you are super organised, have great administrative skills and have an interest in Gender.

Program Manager, Economic Inclusion

29 Nov 2017
Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Aga Khan Foundation Tanzania's Program Manager for Economic Inclusion thematic portfolio is based in Dar es Salaam, working on market systems development projects and innovative mobile money based initiatives that AKF facilitates through private sector partnerships.

Graduate Trainee Programme 2018

24 Nov 2017
Hong Kong
The three-year programme offers merit-based progression, from trainee contract right through to the long and successful careers in the Commission, subject to the availability of appropriate headcount within the Commission.

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence Analyst

15 Dec 2017
London Greater London United Kingdom
A junior position in the world of Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. Looking for an structured and analytical thinker willing to work independently and flexibly and take ownership of consulting projects. Entrepreneurial, critical and quick learning minds wanted.

Equity Data Analyst

28 Feb 2018
Shenzhen Guangdong China
Accounting, finance management, finance, economics, data analyst, equity

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