For the last two years I’ve been working in Accra as an economist in Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), through the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Programme. Being an economist is a slightly unusual career path for students from the MSc African Studies. I had always been academically interested in trade, economic globalization, and global governance, but it was a different matter to actually be asked to build a model to predict tariff revenue loss or evaluate the compatibility of a proposed treaty with World Trade Organization rules. Outside of work, I’ve enjoyed living in Accra. I’m a bit sad to be leaving Accra this fall to start a PhD in Government at the London School of Economics. That said I can’t wait to be a graduate student again.