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- œconomist (archaic)
economist (plural economists)
- An expert in economics, especially one who studies economic data and extracts higher-level information or proposes theories.
2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
- Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
- One concerned with political economy.
- (obsolete) One who manages a household.
- (obsolete) One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste.
expert in economics
- “economist” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).