STEM Career of the Week – Economist!

Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Job Description: 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.

Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral

Possible Job Titles:  Economist, Economic Analyst, Professor, Project Economist, Forensic Economist, Research Analyst, Economic Analysis Director

Possible Employers:  business, private sector, government, academia

Famous economists: Alan Greenspan (former Chairman of the Federal Reserve), Elinor Ostrom (2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences), Nassim Nicholas Taleb (introduced the concept of “Black Swan Events”)

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