Does anybody know what kind of work or where computational economists end up working? It seems most end up in research...
The most useful way of thinking of a Computational Economist is one that will be able to estimate economic models in a quantitatively meaningful way. This makes them very useful for central banks which have the need to study the macroeconomy quantitatively and also have the time and resources to invest in a computational economist...
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The conferences by the society for computation economics are all populated by academic economists or by central bank economists. enter link description here
The job-board sites, mostly ask for data scientists when you type in computational economics. enter link description here
Commentators at the job econ rumors site claim two things: that computational economics is forever going to be the science of the future, but never the presently hot science.enter link description here