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Kimberly Johnson

Evaluating the Efficiency of Azerbaijan’s State Oil Fund Model

Kimberly Johnson designed her research Fulbright proposal to investigate the efficiency of the State Oil Fund in Azerbaijan, the most populous country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. The Fund was implemented as a separate fund for oil revenue in order to stabilize the economy, build social welfare projects and develop new industries independent of oil.

Johnson received her B.A. in political science from the College of Liberal Arts in 2008, graduating summa cum laude. To prepare for her journey to Azerbaijan, she studied the country’s local language, Azeri, at the University of Indiana under a pre-grant Critical Language Enhancement Award.

“Your actions on a small level really do affect how other people do things. I want to do something that affects people for the better and try to improve society.”

-Kimberly Johnson


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