My main academic interests have led me to the Development Studies MPhil at Cambridge, which I finished in 2010. Being at Cambridge, and being a Gates Scholar. was, without exaggeration, one of the best experiences in my life. Once I finished my MPhil, I took a year off. I have now started PhD, at the Development Studies Centre, under the supervision of Dr Ha-Joon Chang. In my PhD, I will explore the political economy of state dissolution. This topic started off from my interest in former Yugoslavia, for which I hold that the "ethnic-hatred" and similar explanations for its dissolution are woefully inadequate. I wish to see whether political economy plays a far greater, but much less explored, role in the process of state dissolution (not only in the case of Yugoslavia). I consider myself a heterodox economist, and, besides my PhD, I also wish to use my time at Cambridge to do what I can to further reform in the economics academia.