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Ministry of Finance and Economic Empowerment

Summer 2013 Fellow: Daniel Kilimnik

Faculty Mentor: Nick Hope, Director of the Stanford Center for International Development at SIEPR

Office Description:

Office Website: http://mof.gov.mu

Projects Fellows Have Worked in the Past:

  • Research project with the Finance Secretary examining high- and low-growth countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and analyzing the key determinants of strong economic performance in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Providing a daily analysis of economic news and data for the Ministry of Finance

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Willingness to work on an independent research project
  • Interest in and passion for an area of research they would like to focus on
  • Flexible and patient, especially in dealing with the Mauritius government
  • Adaptable to a new environment and culture
  • Hard worker

Desired Skills, Experience, and Coursework:

  • Sound knowledge of econometrics and comfort with STATA (strong performance in Econ 102B)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience speaking in a professional setting and presenting work
  • Experience working and interacting in a professional workplace
  • Background in development economics coursework and/or research

Main Fellowship Disciplines:

  • Economics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Public Policy

Languages:

All work done in English.