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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Allen Monks, Economist

Allen achieved a BA in European Business in Dublin City University and subsequently an MA in Economics in University College Dublin. After completing the MA, he secured a traineeship to work at the European Commission. He now works on the country desk for the Czech Republic in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) where his day-to-day work is centred on macroeconomic analysis of that country.

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