Farouk Abdul-Salam is a PhD student in economics at SFU, and a prospective job market candidate for 2019-2020 academic year. He completed his B.A. degree (Statistics and Economics) at the University of Ghana and M.A. degree(Economics) at University of Mantioba, and then joined the Economics program at SFU in 2015. His research focuses on time series econometrics, applied econometrics, and experimental economics as applied to monetary policies. In addition to the Terry Heaps Outstanding Teaching Assistant award, Farouk has received the SFU Presidents PhD Scholarship. Farouk enjoys teaching and engaging students on economic ideas and policies.