Meet Maria Dahl
Everyone, meet Maria. A Swed/Brit self-proclaimed silly person, that some lucky people have the pleasure of knowing. This bright young woman works as a Consultant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Maria is tailor made for Econ+. In her view, Econ+ has the potential of giving young people institutional legitimacy to get their voices heard, something she truly hopes we can achieve with this organisation. Maria has an immense level of intellectual honesty and intellectual ability mixed with humbleness and humanity. No surprise that she questions mainstream economists and wishes these “fantasy world-living” economists come back down to earth, so that they can help us improve our economic systems, structures and incentives. Something that has had a role in the development of Maria´s intellectual ability was a BA in International Economics and Applied Mathematics at the American University of Paris and an MSc in Development Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Maria likes both cats and dogs, and in fact, can´t name a favorite animal. Her top places to visit are India, Morocco and San Francisco. Places she could visit if she had her superpower of choice, fast flight. An open minded person, she does believe in spirits as well as life on other planets.
A romantic at heart, her favourite movie is Pretty Woman and her favourite song is Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Maria is a hard worker and a brave thinker which is why she is definitely going to achieve her dream job and become an important Professor in the History of Economic Thought, sooner or later. But perhaps, the most telling and significant thing about this Econ+ member is the person that has inspired Maria the most: her mother. In Maria´s own words “she is the brightest, most optimistic person I have ever met, despite having experienced some of the worst hurdles in life.”