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Economic's alumni now also a Harvard graduate

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News created: 19 Feb 2013

Kelly WyettFormer Macquarie student and Department of Economics alumni, Kelly Wyett is now also a Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) graduate. Kelly was accepted into the prestigious Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) and graduated in 2012.

The prestigious Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) is an "economics-centered program designed to train the next generation of practitioners and policy makers in the challenging field of international development."

The program curriculum includes doctoral-level courses in:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • quantitative methods/econometrics
  • public sector management
  • institutions
  • democratic governance
  • and the practice of economic development.

Electives are offered in areas ranging from negotiations to public health and environmental policy.

Kelly was described as a "valuable member" of her class and is now working as a Research Fellow at the HKS Center for International Development.

About Kelly Wyett

Kelly Wyett is a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Development's (CID) Africa Growth Lab. Her current work involves growth diagnostic research in a number of African countries, and applying this research to facilitate countries' moves to higher productivity activities and faster economic growth.

Kelly recently completed her Master in Public administration in International Development at HKS, during which time she conducted research into the constraints to economic growth in South Sudan. Before joining CID, Kelly was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia and a Captain in the Australia Army Reserves.

She holds a double Bachelor degree with Honours in Economics and Applied Finance from Macquarie University.


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