Suman is a master's student in Economics from North Bengal University, who is passionate about policy analysis and data interpretation.
Why did you choose to study economics?
The study of economics helps people understand the world around them. It enables people to understand people, businesses, markets and governments, and therefore better respond to the threats and opportunities that emerge when things change.
How would you describe economics?
Economics is a social science with stakes in many other fields, including mathematics, political science, geography, sociology, psychology, engineering, law, medicine and business. The central quest of economics is to determine the most logical and effective use of resources to meet private and social goals.
If you had a time machine and could meet your 16-year-old self, what advice would you give them?
Surround yourself with people that enrich you. Actively seek out things that improve you.
What is your favourite part of economics?
I believe economics is universal, so my favourite part of the economics is macroeconomics. It allows us to examine the economies as a whole. This means interrelatedness of multiple industries, markets, the unemployment rate, inflation, and general economic output of an entire economy, such as that of a country or of the globe as a whole.
Is there anything you would do differently if you had the chance?
I would like do a double major in Mathematics and computer science. It would help me to develop my analytical skills.