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Growing Up during Economic Crises Sparks Interest in Econ
FRB of St. Louis
2024.05.09
Your average 11-year-old probably doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about the economy, but some economic events leave a lasting impression even on children.

For three economists, economic crises when they were growing up in the former Soviet Union, Costa Rica and Nigeria turned their minds to big economic questions. Oksana Leukhina, Alex Monge-Naranjo and Una Osili, respectively, have spoken about how those events piqued their interest in the field of economics. This blog post draws from interviews over the past few years for the St. Louis Fed’s Women in Economics Podcast Series and for an Open Vault blog post.

The three shared at least one view that their childhood experiences helped form: Economists work to solve the kinds of issues that affected their countries.