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Student Profile: Shirleen Manzur

Economics PhD student in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

May 31, 2021
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A PhD student in Economics and hoping that my research will improve welfare for the less privileged communities and developing countries.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

Learned professors working in my field of interest, Development Economics.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

Looking at why some countries are democracies, but with such different characteristics and how these affect economic development. Also working on how resources are distributed within households and what are the ways of eradicating gender inequality within households.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

Lots of guidance from supervisors and becoming friends with researchers with similar interest.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

Richard G. Lipsey award

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM/POSTDOC POSITION TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM OR POSTDOC POSITION?

Ask yourself why you are in the program in the first place - that will be your motivation all throughout!

Contact Shirleen Manzur: smanzur@sfu.ca

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