Skills required to succeed as an economic analyst:
a.Econometrics knowledge is a must;
b.The ability to exract relevant information from credible sources;
c. Challenging assumptions and not accepting all client data at face value (one of the main skills to succeed as a consultant not only as an economist or economic consultant);
d. Ability to understand, at least high level, major impacts on an economy from an event/legistlation/political unrest situation/policy change.