Personal Statement For International Economics

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Personal Statement

Worst financial crisis hit Indonesia's economy in 1997 to 1998. It caused instability in currency values, resulting Indonesian Rupiah depreciated to lowest level at 82.9% and low-level of competitiveness. This crisis had me to devote my interest to take International Economics as my education at the Faculty of Economics and Business of University of Indonesia. At my university time, I identified that exchange rate variability had a negative effect on trade and intermediate goods was one of key solutions to boost international trade.

My interest on international economics more emerged when I did an internship at Central Bank of Indonesia as Researcher in June 2006. During the internship, I performed monetary, financial and banking researches and prepared papers using economic and statistical tools for preparing validation and recommendations to senior management. I utilized this opportunity to enrich my modality for writing Internship Report – equalled to thesis – which it had me been awarded as the best Faculty’s internship programme in 2007. At the same time, I was also an Assistant Lecturer at my faculty for the subjects of Statistics and Monetary Economics. The subject of Statistics had developed my logical and mathematical framework toward solving economic and financial problems. In addition, teaching Monetary Economics
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My long-term goal is to work in a position that enables me to direct and make strategic decisions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. These goals will lead me to bridge the gap between national competitiveness and international trade market within the changing trade and financial environments. I also dedicate myself to give significant contribution to Indonesian Government institutions, national and multinational enterprises in facing current globalization, trade openness and economic
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