Economist Interview Questions

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  1. 1.

    Have you considered upgrading your education to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)?

  2. 2.

    When given an important assignment, how do you approach it?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about your experience as a mentor. How would you handle inspiring an employee who wasn't doing well at our organization?

  4. 4.

    Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?

  5. 5.

    How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

  6. 6.

    What makes you a stand-out candidate?

  7. 7.

    Are you comfortable with public speaking and creating presentations?

  8. 8.

    Would you consider yourself tech savvy? What programs are you strongest in?

  9. 9.

    Have you performed any studies on the socioeconomic impacts of new public policies?

  10. 10.

    What is Monetarism?

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    When Economists talk about 'The Invisible Hand' what are they referring to?

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    What do you do to stay "in-the-know" on economic related news and topics?

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    Would you say you are more analytical or creative in your thinking?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about your ideal company culture.

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    Tell me about a recent research project you conducted. Were the results what you expected?

  16. 16.

    What was the most difficult course for you during your time in University?

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    If awarded this position, what is the first thing you will do to make an impact in your new role?

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    If the Government borrows a lot of money, what will this do to interest rates?

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    What other profession would you be doing, if you weren't an Economist?

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    What have you done to help your subordinates to be more productive?

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    How do you handle stressful situations?

  22. 22.

    Why did you choose a career as an Economist?

  23. 23.

    How do you keep your manager informed on your progress?

  24. 24.

    As an Economist, are you most interested in the area of Law, Finance, or Politics?

  25. 25.

    What do you like most about being an economist?

  26. 26.

    What would be the effect of tightening monetary policy on the value of bonds in the bond market?

  27. 27.

    Are you a reliable individual with great attendance and punctuality?

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    What is the most exciting part of this career path?

  29. 29.

    In a pure capitalist environment, would the end result be a monopoly?

  30. 30.

    Tell me about the most difficult work-related decision you have made in the last 6 months, and how you handled it.

  31. 31.

    Explain Keynesian Economics.

  32. 32.

    Tell me about your education/training.