After speaking to some professors here, I zeroed in on economics. I was sceptical about the math involved, but the faculty helped me so that wasn’t a problem.
Before I came to FLAME I didn’t know about a course in public policy. It’s interesting to see what goes into policy, and that’s at the heart of the courses at FLAME.
Whenever I write papers, I like to put out arguments. Policy involves analysis and thinking in terms of formulation, and debating and argumentation, looking at different schools of thought; so it suits me.
I’m especially interested in economic policy. So I want to lay my foundation in economics, and bring that to policy work. For example, assessing the legality of economic sanctions- that’s the kind of problem I’m interested in, which is at the intersection of various disciplines. There’s policy and law involved, especially international law. I’m working on a research proposal now, in this area, with Prof. Debashish.