This is a development empire quest. Empire quests are activated in the campaign automatically or in a scenario by selecting the 'Empire quest' checkbox under 'advanced setup' and 'gameflow' as you set up the game.
Empire Quests can be viewed in game by bringing up the radial menu with the Y button and selecting "Objectives".
To Unlock The Economist:
- Research any Resource improvement in the Economy tree
- Build a sector specialization
- Upgrade a sector to level 2
Rewards (For being first player to finish):
- 200 Energy
Complete The Builder empire quest
- Add a sector to the capital
- Exploit a colony sector
- Found a second colony