- a specialist in economics.
- Archaic. a thrifty or frugal person.
Origin of economist
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Examples from the Web for economist
Why has Michael Bloomberg replaced his longtime lieutenant with the editor-in-chief of The Economist?Inside Bloomberg News’ Shock Shake-Up
December 9, 2014
Jonathan Gruber, the economist who helped design Romneycare and the Affordable Care Act, falls on his sword before Congress.Obamacare Architect: I Wanted to Sound Smart
December 9, 2014
The Economist has calculated that it spends $170 billion annually in the United States alone.Is Pope Francis Backpedaling on Gays?
November 19, 2014
The New Yorker, The Economist, and many other media outlets have joined in to jump on Beijing as well.Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0?
September 29, 2014
The Economist even repented with another cover in December 2011 declaring “Africa Rising.”How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)
September 9, 2014
The author is an artist in life and an economist in expression.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
Failing this the economist could wash his hands of the poor.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice
The Vicomtesse was an economist of words, and explained herself no further.Dross
Henry Seton Merriman
So far as I know, there is no economist of note who makes any objection to that statement.The Common Sense of Socialism
The French economist Métin states this view-point very well.The New World of Islam
- a specialist in economics
- archaic a person who advocates or practises frugality
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Word Origin and History for economist
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