I am a Swiss economics student, pursuing the MSc Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE). In 2018, I graduated from the University of Zurich with a Bachelor’s degree in economics having additionally completed classes with the Department of Indology. Over the course of my studies I became intrigued by international economics. In combination with my passion for travelling, through which I learnt about diverse cultures and the varying economic challenges and conditions that different countries face, I developed a strong interest in economic interactions between countries.

In particular, I am fascinated by trade when it comes to international economics. International trade has always generated public, political as well as academic controversy and debate, which is one of the reasons for my captivation with this field. Its controversial and prevailing nature requires a better understanding of the mechanisms and complexities of trade interactions between countries in order to attain scientific insights and develop well-founded policy advice. Specifically, I am eager to contribute to research that goes beyond analyzing simple tariff policy and am keen to work on the effects of trade on economic growth. The MSc Economics at LSE with its technically advanced and rigorous nature will not only be a key element in honing my quantitative abilities, but will also serve as an excellent foundation for my aspiration of a subsequent PhD in this field. I thank the Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala for its trust and generous support. I embrace this opportunity with excitement and I am greatly looking forward to this unique experience.