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Economists study financial, labour and trade markets, analyse and interpret data, develop forecasts, and explain economic events.

Agricultural Economists examine impacts on rural industries and communities, evaluate national and regional policy, and provide economic research for the Agricultural sector.

Economists may advise governments and businesses, develop or assess economic policies and plans, and usually work in offices.

Generally, Economists have a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Economics, such as a Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Management

More about being an Economist at CareersNZ.


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School subjects

Recommended secondary school subjects include English, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Modelling; Science, Maths with Calculus, Economics / Accounting, Geography.

Tertiary study

It’s preferred you have a tertiary qualification. Find out about the course, the campus, city life, and lifestyle you can expect, find out where to study.

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About DairyNZ

DairyNZ is an organisation that, through research, events, services, education and policy, works with dairy farmers to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming. New Zealand dairy farmers pay DairyNZ a levy to support them.