David Bernard

All Disciplines Award, UC Berkeley - Economics

David is a PhD student at the Paris School of Economics where his research focuses on methods for estimating the long-term impacts of public policy. Before his PhD, he completed a Masters in Public Policy and Development, also at the Paris School of Economics, and a bachelors in PPE from the University of Warwick. He is interested in understanding the most pressing global problems and what can be done to solve them. Having previously worked for Rethink Priorities, Giving What We Can, the Centre for Effective Altruism, Academics Stand Against Poverty, and the United Nations Development Program, he will use his Fulbright at UC Berkeley to continue his career within academia by further developing his work on new methods for estimating long-term impacts. He is excited to join the international Fulbright community since global challenges can only be dealt with by bringing diverse perspectives and ideas to the table. Having previously studied abroad in Sweden and France he is excited by the opportunity to spend time in the USA and experience American culture, especially the jazz scene and the natural wonders of California.