Economist Mock Interview

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

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

How do you go about teaching junior Economists? Are you dedicated to ensuring the success of everyone on your team? Talk to the hiring manager about your dedication to mentorship.

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32 Economist Interview Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6. Are you comfortable with public speaking and creating presentations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 13. What is the most exciting part of this career path?

  • 14. What is Monetarism?

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

  • 16. Explain Keynesian Economics.

  • 17. How do you handle stressful situations?

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

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

  • 20. How do you keep your manager informed on your progress?

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

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

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

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

  • 25. What makes you a stand-out candidate?

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

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

  • 28. Are you a reliable individual with great attendance and punctuality?

  • 29. Why did you choose a career as an Economist?

  • 30. What do you like most about being an economist?

  • 31. Tell me about your education/training.

  • 32. Tell me about your ideal company culture.