Senior professional economist

Senior professional economist

Design, implement and lead programmes of economic analysis to support decision making

A senior professional economist delivers economic advice and analysis that improves outcomes for those that it’s intended, be it governments, regulators or banks. The role will require you to reformulate and apply your advanced economic knowledge and skills across a wide and unpredictable range of situations, depending on your employer. You may give advice to governments and businesses on critical impacts of Brexit or climate change and policies to mitigate these, such as business cases for major expenditure programmes or whether to introduce new regulation. Wherever you’re working, you’ll critically analyse, interpret and evaluate complex information. You’ll need to understand a broad range of methodologies and be able to select the most appropriate one given the task, such as econometrics or data science. A typical day could include client visits, project management, team working and leadership tasks, commissioning work from others, and overseeing and conducting desk-based analysis. On completion, you’ll achieve a master’s degree.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths, business studies

Entry requirements: Undergraduate economics degree or a level 6 professional economist apprenticeship with degree classification of at least 2(i); or previous undergraduate degree and relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £60,000

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