慶應義塾大学 経済学部 PEARL入試 志望理由書 提出例(尾崎 裕之先生ゼミ向け)
Dr. Hiroyuki Ozaki
Department of Economics, Mathematical Economics
Dear Professor Ozaki,
I am writing this letter with an intention to explain my purpose in applying for Department of Economics at Keio University, specializing in Mathematical Economics. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read.
John Kenneth Galbraith argued in the 80s that modern economy evolved around uncertainty, mathematics does help analyze the things that happened, but cannot explain the uncertainty and delusions brought by politics and innovations. In fact, Donald Trump and the EU crisis make the instability described by him nearly 40 years ago seem enviable.
Uncertainty can be divided into two different components – Politics and Public Fear. In 1977, Jimmy Carter may not go down in history as one of the best US presidents, but he did not threaten actions that placed the entire global system at risk. Recent unpredictable changes to the policies surrounding US includes turning down international commitments such as Nato and the World Trade Organisation. Back in the day, the world was still reeling from the effects of the first Opec oil-price shock and was in fear whether another one was in the pipeline.
Compare the instability occurring in the past to that of recent events, and investigate what tactics we can learn to survive through the “modern age of uncertainty”.
Throughout the 80s, the world was experiencing economic turbulances such as oil shock, economic crisis, radical policy makers and geopolitical tensions. It is not so different now, we have China US NorthKorea tension, radical policy makers in US and greater Americas causing poverty and inflation, nationalism forces rising across the globe out of the fear of recent EU crisis. Surely, the internet and innovations made this world a better place, but after all human beings do not seem to learn from the mistakes, cultures and nations are trying to survive off each other. Lesson we need to learn from the studies conducted over the last decades is that, uncertainty in society creates room for innovations, however economic crisis is just a delusion and manipulation caused by the fear from changing policies and waves of investments taken in its response.
History repeats and what to make of it is down to individuals making positive impact to the world. It is a responsibility for us in the academic field to study what happened previously and lead a better course of action. I would love to take part in your seminar to further advance the ongoing research. Thank you so much for your consideration and I look forward to the start of school year.
Thank you and Kindest Regards,
*連続時間再帰的ダイナミック・プログラミング理論の構築に向けて : 「レ・プレリュード」,尾崎, 裕之, 三田学会雑誌 （慶應義塾経済学会) 110 （ 4 ） 531(171) – 540(180) 2018年01月 *The Age of Uncertainty, by John Kenneth Galbraith, 1977