Economist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Economist interview, here are 32 interview questions and answer examples.

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

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List of 32 Economist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    Tell me about your education/training.

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    What is Monetarism?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    What is the most exciting part of this career path?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

    How do you keep your manager informed on your progress?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    Are you a reliable individual with great attendance and punctuality?

  20. 20.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about your ideal company culture.

  22. 22.

    What do you like most about being an economist?

  23. 23.

    Why did you choose a career as an Economist?

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    What makes you a stand-out candidate?

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

    Explain Keynesian Economics.

  30. 30.

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

  31. 31.

    Are you comfortable with public speaking and creating presentations?

  32. 32.

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