Position 
Research Intern
Nationality 
Pakistan
At UNU-CRIS 
02/07/2018 to 31/08/2018
Biographical Statement 

Hira Kahn is an Erasmus Mundus scholar who obtained her masters in Economics of Globalization and European Integration from a consortium of nine universities, including Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She was fully funded for her Erasmus Mundus Joint master’s degree program with a scholarship from the European Commission.

Originally from Pakistan, she holds a BsC in Economics with the President’s gold medal for ranking first in class. Hira is passionate about economic policy, political economy and global macroeconomic affairs. Due to her keen interest in the consequences of rising globalization on the economic power and policy of states and regional blocks, she is currently doing her master’s dissertation on the effects of regional integration and the function of regions on the welfare role of the states.  Alongside her focus on economic policy, Hira is also driven towards the UN global goals of prosperity for all and reduced inequalities.

At UNU-CRIS, she will conduct her research on regional economic integration and its impact on the scope of government expenditure and redistribution policy of the states under the supervision of Glenn Rayp and Peter Claeys until the end of September 2018.