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Ben Scott

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Focus Area

Positive social change

Ben Scott

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Future Leaders

University: The University of Queensland

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: QLD

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I am a multidisciplinary thinker with a background in quantitative economics, philosophy, and politics. My ambition is to design public policies that maximise socio-economic outcomes for everyday Australians by facilitating collaboration between distinct fields of expertise and approaching real-world problems through a mathematical lens. Through my research, I aim to realise positive social change by producing data-oriented insights that push the needle on climate policy reform in Australia. In line with this aspiration, I am excited to commence a Master of Applied Econometrics that will further develop my technical skills in core quantitative and econometric methods.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, and playing football and chess. I am also a keen volunteer, with a particular interest in assisting organisations that support disadvantaged demographics.

Skills & Expertise

  • Public policy
  • Economic modelling
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Coding
  • Inclusive leadership

"Australia, along with the rest of the world, is positioning itself to become a net-zero economy in the coming decades. I hope that my work will benefit Australians by making this transition smooth and inclusive, rather than abrupt and selectively beneficial."


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