"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment."
--- Lao Tzu.
Bruno Sultanum is a Ph.D. candidate and Research Assistant for the Economics Department at The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a BS and MS in Economics at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. When applying for graduate studies in Brazil, he was ranked second among all prospective graduate students in economics by the ANPEC --- National Association of Graduate Schools in Economics. In order to succeed in the academic life, Bruno developed a strong mathematical background and learned programming languages like Matlab and C++. Besides research, he has experience in teaching. Bruno worked as Teaching Assistant at Getúlio Vargas Foundation and The Pennsylvania State University in courses such as Introduction to Economics (undergraduate level), Real Analysis (graduate level) and Macroeconomics (graduate level). And he was instructor for Introduction to Econometrics (undergraduate level) at Penn State. Bruno believes that Economics is an applied science and, for its best development, theory and empirical evidence should always be considered together.