Conference Testimonials - Anthony Orji from Nigeria
INOMICS supports students and researchers in attending conferences with a €500 grant
Hear their perspectives on attending conferences and what advice they have to give other academics.
Every year INOMICS runs a contest which offers a €500 grant to students and researchers who want to participate in the academic conference of their choice. Attending conferences is a key way for young researchers to grow their careers, learn from others in the field and present their own work to an academic audience, so that the community can benefit from hearing their perspectives. INOMICS wants to support students and researchers by making available this grant to cover registration, travel or accommodation costs of attending their dream conference.
The participants last year included a large number of exceptional students and researchers who have attending conferences in a variety of different fields. The contest was very positively received and we are therefore running it again for the year 2017. To take part in the contest, click here.
Now we'd like to introduce you to some of last year's contest participants and hear from them about their conference experience.
Anthony Orji, from Nigeria
How has INOMICS contributed to your career development?
INOMICS has been wonderful in providing me with updated information on upcoming conferences and grant opportunities. I have leant a lot from this platform and I am still learning more. Thank you so much for this opportunity to be a part of it.
Tell us about your ideal conference experience.
My ideal conference experience was when I travelled to Congo DR for the first time to attend the African Economic Conference. It afforded me the opportunity to interact with scholars form different parts of the world and we shared ideas and academic knowledge together.
What one piece of advice would you give to your peers to advance their academic careers?
I would advise my peers to constantly read good books, listen to great scholars, attend conferences and workshops, and do short courses that will further enhance their capabilities beyond the normal academic degree. I also advise them to register and become members of the INOMICS family.
Thanks to Anthony for sharing these insights with us! Don't forget to check out our page for more information on the 2017 conference grant competition.
- Out With the Old?
The Life of Rational Economic Man
However, despite pillaging the planet and endangering our existence, we still find time for solidarity and charity, betraying a nature seemingly as generous as it is destructive. Recent events draw attention to this paradox, coronavirus triggering swells of heart-warming community spirit as well as the hoarding of toilet paper. Which leads to the question: given such a paradox, what, if anything, does it mean to be human?
- Into the Economist's Mind
The INOMICS Questionnaire: Fratzscher vs Miguel
Marcel Fratzscher: What is your favorite place on earth? Edward Miguel: It may be a little cliche, but my favorite physical location is the Big Island of Hawaii, on the Kona side. It’s where my family (my wife and two kids) and I have traveled regularly over the past decade or so for our family holidays, so it’s a place that holds many of our favorite memories and warm feelings. It is also a stunning landscape -- with mountains, lava and black volcanic rock all set against the Pacific. I dream about it often!
- How the Crisis is Opening Opportunities for the Profession
COVID-19 and the Economists’ Redemption
In summary, your majesty, the failure to foresee the timing, extent and severity of the crisis and to head it off, while it had many causes, was principally a failure of the collective imagination of many bright people, both in this country and internationally, to understand the risks to the system as a whole.