Student Spotlight

Kevin Brocks '18

Kevin Brocks '18 was featured in Forbes' online magazine last summer as part of his internship at the Manhattan Institute. Co-writing with Jared Meyer, a fellow at the institute whose research interests include microeconomic theory, Brocks discussed the economic outlook for the middle class concerning the exchanging of goods.

"Economics is important to me because it's a way of practically and rationally thinking about how to promote the wealth and welfare of the country and its citizens," Brocks said. "Public economic policy is a discussion on fairness, equality and efficiency."

Founded in 1977 in New York City, the Manhattan Institute is a leading voice of free-market ideas on welfare reform, tort reform, proactive policing and supply-side tax policies, among others in a domestic setting. Brocks interned at the institute as one of three students selected to receive the organization's inaugural E.S. Savas Intern Fellowship.

Brocks is majoring in economics and philosophy, with minors in business administration and mathematics. He is a Pell Scholar and a member of the Phi Sigma Tau honor society and the men's tennis team. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in the business world as a management consultant.

By Matthew Levine '17

Read more about this program: Business Studies and Economics


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