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As an Indian brought up in Bahrain, a cosmopolitan but traditional Arab society, I had an opportunity to witness both the affluence of oil rich Gulf countries and downtrodden skilled labor. Such contrast have always motivated me to search for the forces, which play a pivotal role in driving an economy and kind of policies those would help bridge the inequalities to bring about a cohesive and inclusive growth.
The current government demonstrated the effort to bring transformation to the nation’s growth process by paying special heed to boost manufacturing sectors, which generates employment opportunities. A cost effective manufacturing would help fetch “Handsome buyer” with high purchasing power to boost demand and hence spur development. The present government is promoting manufacturing sectors as catalysts for the chain reactions to boost Indian economy. I feel, with this initiatives the current government pose a serious pressure on industrial sectors to gather momentum for economic development. With this perception, I find it fascinating to analyze how industries withstand the pressure from government and formulate strategies of their costing/pricing of products aligning themselves with current taxation policies. Theoretical models related to market structures, Neo classical pricing and Australian School of thought, Coase Theorem’s take on externalities, etc, have aroused an inquisitivity in an attempt to find if industries actually behave the way these theories predict.
Having received awarded the 2012 Proficient Student award for securing 100% in Calculus and Statistics by the Madras University has encouraged me to opt for mathematics papers at college level, which has helped me to nurture my numerical analysis in economics. Following up on econometrics papers I am eager to delve into the different statistical tools available to economists to statistically prove the significance or insignificance of any hypothesis under consideration.
I am always eager to observe the current trends in Indian and world economic scenario, which provides me to stay updated with papers like Economic Times and Business Line. Reading Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith has thrilled me with the growth of Economics as a separate discipline. Books on social issues also interest me, which includes Banker’s to the Poor, Snake and Ladder. The successful completion of my summer project on MIGRATION IN TAMIL NADU, a government project funded by the World Bank and undertaken by the Centre for Development Studies, affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, has given me an insight on how to proceed with research projects. I am pursuing a research project on the linkages between stock market and the gasoline market, after observing the implications of devaluation of Chinese Yuan on Stock market performance. Besides these academic tasks my hobbies include, trekking, travelling around, scuba diving, classical singing and recently learning to handle portfolio of shares, to add on to. Serving the needy has always been one among my indispensable duties, for which I have been contributing to the Old Age India, Gwalior chapter, and have also been awarded for the ‘Best Social Volunteer 2009’.
I believe that the University will provide the ideal environment which would help me understand the subject and analyze how and why this discipline forms an integral part of our lives. It would give me an opportunity to strengthen my contribution to the development of the subject. After getting the General Proficiency in my Bachelors and securing the highest in my Post Graduation, I have set myself a decent standard and wish to contribute more to the subject, the economy, broaden my career horizon, and improve my competency levels.