The Economist character is one who has the training and knowhow to handle and generate revenue. A savvy businessman or accountant they know how to turn a profit one way or another. Like the researcher these characters are sought after by corporations. Characters actively role playing in a group as an economist add 5% to the stipend of Nuyen the group received each month from the admins. Please note the term actively role playing, a character standing around in an office is not actively role playing. This skill is meant for people who really want to play the part of a businessman and get some solid form of reward in role play from it. It's not a skill to be just thrown onto someone alt in a group just for the sake of getting a group more money.