Alex Dooler Subject: BSc Economics
During his studies, Alex set up his own social enterprise, Economics Alex, which aims to spread free education around the world. As of May 2018, his tutorials had been viewed for over 14,000 hours, and won him the 2017 Martin Totty prize for Outstanding Enterprise.
Alex currently works as a Financial Journalist at DebtWire.
How did you first become interested in economics?
I first became interested in economics as an A level student. I loved seeing the useful application to UK politics, and in particular the 2008 financial crisis.
Why did you choose to study at the School of Economics at Nottingham?
I chose to study economics at Nottingham as it is a world-leading department, with a particular strength in development economics.
What are your fondest memories of your time at the school?
One of my fondest memories at the school was writing my dissertation in third year. Having the ability to write about what you want (poverty and inequality in Latin America) with support from a tutor was good fun.
Either that, or winning the 2017 Martin Totty prize for Entrepreneurship with my economics YouTube channel.
Tell us about your career path since graduation.
I am currently a Financial Journalist at DebtWire. We report on high-yield fixed income news, and specifically I report on restructuring situations relating to distressed bonds in the CEEMEA region.
Prior to this, I worked at AIG as a bond underwriter, issuing bonds which guarantee the production of large scale infrastructure projects, for companies which have a turnover of greater than $100m+.
Have you been back to the school since you graduated?
I haven't been back to Nottingham since graduation. I was going to go back to watch the Nottingham Panthers in the Champions Hockey League, but we got knocked out of the playoffs!