Carl Romer

Fulbright-London School of Economics and Political Science Postgraduate Award - MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

Carl Romer holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University where he studied economics and philosophy. At LSE, Carl will pursue a MSc in Economics and Philosophy. He looks forward to learning more about economic history and the understanding of rationality. After completing his coursework at LSE he plans on earning a PhD in economics.  

Before beginning his Fulbright he was a data analyst at the California Policy Lab (CPL) where he worked on a research team studying unemployment insurance and workforce training. He has also worked as a research assistant in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the Program for Race, Ethnicity and the Economy at the Economic Policy Institute. His research interests lie at the intersection of education, labor and housing with a focus on achieving social and economic justice. Carl is quite excited to continue his scholarship examining student loans and higher education and plans to write his masters thesis on the topic. 

While in London, he hopes to join the LSE Chess Team to compete and participate in chess lessons and tournaments. Carl also plans to find out how many times it takes to order [vegan] chicken tikka masala before waiters see him coming and alert the chefs.