Champion of The Week: Philip Mokuolu
This week’s champion is a Multi-Asset Investment Analyst at Legal & General Investment Management and Economics graduate from the University of Bristol.
Why did you choose to study Economics?
I chose to study Economics because having taken it at A Level, I was keen to get a further insight into the relationship between macro, and micro, economics. I find it really interesting analysing the factors that influence the decisions companies, and individuals make. I find Economics to be very practical and applicable to everyday life.
How would you describe Economics?
Economics is understanding and analysing the relationship between factors of production, firms, individuals and the government [i.e. economic agents]. This subject matter attempts to identify the implications for the wider economy arising from a change in any factor that affects the decisions economic agents make.
If you had a time machine and could meet your 16-year-old self, what advice would you give him?
I would say to not put too much pressure on yourself and enjoy life. I would also encourage myself to never stop making time for my hobbies and interests, as this makes you a well-rounded person. Having a vision is important, but regularly recharging, i.e. by spending time on your hobbies, is crucial in helping you stay motivated and energised in the long-run.
What is your favourite part of Economics?
Is there anything you would do differently if you had the chance?
Taken a gap year before or after university and studied abroad. Familiarisation with other cultures and countries can provide you with a different perspective to life. I would have also spent more time on my hobbies and appreciated the time I had, as when working full-time, time becomes very scarce.