New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2021.
Languages: English (fluent), Tamil (Fluent), Hindi (6 years of experience), Italian (Basics).
Computer Skills: R, Stata, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Python.
Varun Hariharan is a graduate student at New York University focusing on Economics. His main area of study is in Macroeconomics. His current focus and interests lie in the intersection between the ideas behind public policy and their (potential) effects on the political economy. Hailing from India his interest in the field of macroeconomics has been kindled in understanding two diverse cultures, economies and ideologies. Similarly, the Socio-political ideologies of both the democracies and their policies in effectively bridging the gap amongst various strata in society has been an area of keen interest. In the Summer of 2019, Varun interned at 'The Hindu Business Line' newspaper in India, researching and publishing three articles on a) the start-up culture in India, b) the issue behind the Reserve Bank of India’s excess reserves reversal and c) an introduction to block-chain technology. During his final year at the undergraduate level, he wrote a research paper on why Myanmar is classified as a failed state and how to use economic policies to help the country move from the current situation. He is also a Drummer and holds a Grade 8 Distinction from Trinity College London’s Graded exams in Percussion. In the summer of 2017, he was teaching and improving key skills to young percussionists in Chennai India. Varun Hariharan is also highly motivated, skilled Economics and Mathematics major, with international exposure. Proactive, adaptable, good team player and a quick learner, he is an asset in any organization or group where he can apply his knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills to positively impact such an organizational/group’s objective.