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Economist

A person, especially but not necessarily an academic, who studies how people produce, trade, and use goods and services. Economists look at how different actors, such as individuals, companies, and governments, interact with one another to maximize the fulfillment of their needs through the use of scarce resources. Economists also study supply, demand, and the relationship between the two. There are a number of schools of thought among economists. Some major schools are classical economics, which considers the sources of production as well as the role of the Invisible Hand of the market, and Marxism, which considers the exploitation of labor by holders of capital. Other, modern schools of thought include Keynesianism, which emphasizes the role of demand as opposed to supply, and monetarism, which promotes the use of the free market and considers the role of money supply in economic growth. See also: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics.
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Among the 12 economists polled by the Inquirer last week, the lowest forecast for July headline inflation was 2.2 percent year-on-year-the same rate of increase in prices of basic commodities was last posted in December 2016.
In the world of investment, economists often embrace the idea of efficient markets.
Pure economists. They do not address cultural, moral, or spiritual values at any length, presumably because they think that these topics are outside the realm of legitimate study for economists.
The reception areas at CNBC and Bloomberg TV are crowded with mobs of economists fighting to get their forecasts on air.
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The Economist Group is a source of analysis on international business and world affairs, delivered through a range of publications and services including The Economist newspaper, Economist.com; the Economist Intelligence Unit; CQ Roll Call and TVC.
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Here listed under the heading of an important economic truism are a few of my favorite economist jokes:
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