About Government Economic Service
Who we are
The Government Economic Service (GES ) is one of the Civil Service Professions and is the professional body for economists in the UK public sector.
GES encourages the good use of economics in government and maintains high standards of Fast Stream entry. There is an externally moderated continuous professional development scheme.
For government, economics is about decision-making on the basis of analysis and evidence, using explicit weightings on both ethical considerations and expected outcomes.