The Australian Government Graduate Program – Economist Stream is a centrally coordinated process co-led by the Australian Public Service Commission and the Treasury. The Economist Stream allows you to submit one application and be considered for Economist Graduate roles across a number of Australian Government and Commonwealth agencies in the Australian Public Service (APS).

About the Economist Stream

Applying for the Economist Stream will give you the opportunity to work with Australia’s leading government Economic Policy Analysts and Macroeconomic Forecasters and contribute to informing decisions on policies for the good of the Australian people.

As an Economist Graduate you will contribute to informing decisions on function of markets e.g. financial, digital, taxation, fiscal policy, macroeconomic issues and international economic issues including Australia’s participation in global economic forums. There are opportunities to contribute to advice on a range of government policy issues that cover:

  • the functioning of markets - including financial markets, digital and competition policy
  • taxation
  • fiscal policy - including social, industry and environmental policy
  • macroeconomic issues and forecasting changes in the economic environment, including impact of international policies and global climate shifts on the Australian economy
  • international economic issues – including Australia’s participation in global economic forums.

In your graduate work you may also contribute to government fiscal and monetary policies, budgetary policies, domestic and international economic situations (including industries, regions and socioeconomic groups) and forecasting changes in the economic environment.

If found suitable and selected for a graduate program you will be provided with targeted training and development to progress your skills, knowledge and confidence as a valued member of, and contributor to, the Australian Government.

Please note agencies and departments will offer different employment conditions and graduate program features. You must be willing and able to relocate to Canberra (or other state based locations specified by participating agencies) for the duration of the graduate program.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you click 'Apply' for comprehensive information about this opportunity. Applications close at 11:30pm, Monday 17 April 2023.


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