Government Economic Service

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About Government Economic Service

We are the Government Economic Service (GES), the professional body for economists in the Civil Service. The GES is at the heart of decision-making in the UK Government. Our 3,500+ economists work across more than 50 departments and agencies, from HM Treasury to the UK Space Agency!

The work of GES economists has been integral to understanding and responding to fast-moving events such as Covid-19, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and changes in financial markets.

Economic analysis is central to policymaking on long-term challenges such as climate change, education, biodiversity and inequality. We are the largest employer of economists in the country. We recruit student, graduate, and apprentice economists and support their professional development in a wide range of government departments and agencies across the UK.  

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