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MA Program Alumni Profile and Spotlight: Jacob Jolly

Economist, IHS Global Insight

Jake Jolly Brandeis IBS Alumni

Jacob Jolly, MA '11

"I'm really enjoying the work in my current position, especially as I gain expertise on the countries I cover. I'm responsible for covering six countries spread across the MENA region and produce daily briefs, special reports, forecasts, and various risk products (such as sovereign risk reports) for these countries."

I strongly believe that the economics courses at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) provided me with the skill set, and most importantly the macroeconomic intuition, necessary to quickly analyze macro data and produce insightful economic reports. The courses I took as part of the MA program taught me the mechanisms of the macroeconomy, as well as a framework for analyzing country risk - both critical aspects of my current position."