Research Intern, Trade and Investment Program
What is your educational background?
I am a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney, currently studying Master of Economics with specializations in Economics and Econometrics. As a passionate Economics student, I have always been intrigued to learn and involve myself in in-depth analysis of the globalized nature of contemporary economics focused on applied micro-economics, trade and development and how it impacts decisions of economic agents and the real economy. Therefore, to complement my analytical skills, I am pursuing my second specialization in Econometrics to utilize the profit potential of data application and achieve competitive edge in research areas of policy work.
What have you been working on in your time at USSC?
In my time at USSC, I have been given the opportunity to work on a wide array of research efforts, involving areas of economics such as globalization, productivity, financial instruments and movements in financial markets, currency exposure data, USD Trade Weighted Index, Net Investment Position of US and Australia and many more. I am privileged to gain exposure to financial as well as panel data analysis through this internship program, which I believe to be very much rewarding for my skills as a future Economist regardless of any area I choose to work in. For my own research project, I have been working to unfold the link between trade openness and productivity and the implications on the global economic growth, by tapping into various researches done on US and other developed and developing economies.
What has been your favourite part about living in Sydney?
Living in Sydney has been a pleasure. My experience has been a phenomenal one as a whole with country’s heritage, vibrant mix of student from different parts of the world, multiculturalism, thriving arts and history. Sydney offers a lot more to explore and enjoy both indoor and outdoor. I have been able to blend into the amiable community of Sydney effortlessly and found myself embraced in great friendships along the way.
What do you hope to do with your internship experience?
I aim to be part of a career in policy development and utilize my knowledge and skills in various research and analysis of trade and development to strengthen economic growth and prosperity. Internship with Trade and Investment program at USSC has enabled me to attain that deeper understanding I aim to endeavour and execute in effective research analysis on economic relationships between trading countries and future policy implications.