The uncertainty vexing world markets is driving up demand for economists-and changing their role within banks.

"This is a great time to be a bank economist," said Kenneth T. Mayland, KeyCorp's chief economist. Norwest Corp. chief economist Sung Won Sohn agreed, declaring, "The drought for economists is over now."

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