It was during my undergraduate studies at the University of Geneva that I truly understood why economics grabbed my attention. I realized that economics provides not only the means to be a free and independent thinker, but also helps to perceive the world more accurately by interpreting the unintended consequences and secondary effects of a given behavior or action. My passion for economics, applied microeconometrics in particular, deepened during my Master’s degree in economics at the University of Lausanne and developed further while I was working as a research assistant in a Health Economics Institute at the University of Lausanne.

I have now been given the opportunity to go to the US for a 5-year program where I will be able to accumulate knowledge and skills, as well as collaborate with experts in my fields of interests. I am confident that the Ph.D. program in Economics at Brown University will provide me with a unique academic environment and bring out the best of my research capabilities.

The financial support of the Fondation Zdenek et Michaela Bakala Geneve will accompany me through my first years in the US and will help me to devote all my time and energy in my academic endeavors and research.