Simon Bilo, Summer Institute Student, Credits HOPE Center for Early Career Success

Simon Bilo, a student in the Summer Institute in 2011 and 2012, says that his time at the HOPE Center has been important to his early career success.

“The Duke Center really helped me to start to build a network,” Simon says in a recent profile of the young scholar on the John William Pope Foundation website. “You really build your career on a personal network. The summer institute organized by the Center brought in some of the best people in the country and helped me to get to know them.”

Simon, who is currently an assistant professor of economics at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, also spent the summer of 2013 at Duke, working in the archives and helping to process the papers of Oskar Morgenstern.