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Antony George Uthayakumar

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Antony is a BA Economics student at Nottingham Trent University, and a member of the Society of Professional Economists.

Why did you choose to study economics?

I decided to study Economics because the field of Economics is highly diversified, and you
can get tons of knowledge by studying just one subject. Economics not only pushes you to
learn more about the world’s economy but also makes you understand how the world
economy works. And, also economics opens myriads of opportunities and career paths
because it encompasses a wide range of disciplines, such as psychology, politics,
mathematics, sociology, International relations, history, and business.

How would you describe economics?

Economics is a study of people. It is a social science that enables you to understand how
people manage scarce resources in society. Economics can be divided into two different
levels; Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Microeconomics studies the behavior of
individuals and how they make decisions, Whereas, macroeconomics is the study of a
national economy as a whole.

If you had a time machine and could meet your 16-year-old self, what advice would you give them?

I would tell him to better develop the basic elementary skills of writing forecasts, reports,
and essays also I advise him to try to learn all levels of essential software like Excel,
PowerPoint, etc.

What is your favourite part of economics?

What I love most is examining the macro factors that affect us in our daily lives, such as
inflation, interest rates, taxation, and unemployment, and devising solutions to them.

Is there anything you would do differently if you had the chance?

I would stop the government’s dependence on alcohol revenue and create an economy
without the alcohol industry.

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