Definition of “economist” - English Dictionary

“economist” in British English

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economistnoun [ C ]

uk /iˈkɒn.ə.mɪst/ us /iˈkɑː.nə.mɪst/

Examples

  • As an economist, he was able to shed some light on the problem.
  • Many economists expect unemployment to fall over the next couple of months.
  • Some economists think that full employment in Europe is an unattainable goal.
  • Most economists think his theories are sheer bunk.
  • Economists differ on the cause of inflation.

Examples from literature

  • All the political economists agree that if wages are raised in all trades, it will not in the least affect our power to export goods as profitably as now. 
  • From the point of view of the capitalist, and consequently of the economist, the only question was the condition of the market, not of the people. 
  • In the voluminous works of the economists of the period we find no discussions, much less any attempt to explain, a fact which to our view absolutely overshadows all the other features of the economic situation before the Revolution. 
  • The efforts of the Irish farmers so to reorganise their industry that they may hopefully approach the solution of the problems of rural life are being watched by economists and administrators abroad. 
  • Together with the economists they helped to break down the prejudice against labor unionism in so far as the latter was non-revolutionary. 

(Definition of “economist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“economist” in American English

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economistnoun [ C ]

us /ɪˈkɑn·ə·məst/

a person who studies or has a special knowledge of economics

(Definition of “economist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“economist” in Business English

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economistnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈkɒnəmɪst/ us ECONOMICS

someone whose work is to study the way in which economies work, or who studies developments within a particular economy:

Mr Toledo is a former World Bank economist.
chief/leading/senior economist Leading economists have warned of the dangers that could arise from 'globalized' inflation.

The Economist™noun

uk us

trademark a newspaper produced every week in London, which publishes international politics and business news and opinion:

As Matthew Bishop of The Economist points out in this issue, a rise of 10 mobile phones per 100 people boosts the rate of growth of GDP by 0.6 percentage points a year.

(Definition of “economist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)