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Apply what you know to help our rural economy thrive

Economic assessments and advice have always informed policy decisions at the highest level, across the Defra group. Economists in Defra have important roles to play in helping policymakers understand why government want to get involved in a policy area.

They help by designing policies with incentives and economic impacts in mind; comparing policy options and assessing value for money; understanding the economic context for policymaking; contributing empirical evidence and assessing the likely impacts of policy changes on behaviour and outcomes.

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Joining us as an economist means that you’ll be part of a strong, vibrant community of Defra economists delivering high quality, impactful analysis to achieve great outcomes.