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A second PhD student from CCFBA gains prestigious internship at the IMF

Published: 25 April 2017
Two PhD students and supervisor
Professor Simon Wolfe with Hana Bawazir and Mohamed Bakoush

Over the past twelve years, five PhD students from the Centre for Computational Finance and Business Analytics (CCFBA) and Southampton Business School have been successful in achieving internships at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The five PhD students are Klaus Schaeck (2005), Sarah Odesanmi Sanya (2008), Mohammed Amidu (2010), Mohamed Bakoush (2016) and Hana Bawazir (2017).


What they all have in common is that their PhD supervisor is or was Professor Simon Wolfe. This success places the University alongside Oxford, Cambridge and the LSE in terms of PhD students being offered internships.


Interns return to their studies with an enlightened vigour after experiencing three months working at the Fund. In addition, the experience prepares students for very high achievement in their future careers. Prof Klaus Schaeck (Bristol University) is an expert on banking, Sarah Sanya is a fulltime Economist at the IMF, and Mohammed Amidu is head of the Department of Accounting and Finance (University of Ghana).


Both Mohamed Bakoush and Hana Bawazir are currently PhD students in CCFBA, Mohamed is working on financial stability whereas Hana is researching bank liquidity

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