The MQE program offered me many opportunities. After studying in Innsbruck, I was glad to once again study in a small cohort, in which students know each other well and in which students have close knit contact with faculty members.
I started in the midst of the Covid pandemic and courses were held online, which was challenging, but I am thankful for the support that I received from my mentor, our program advisor and fellow students. Apart from my studies I worked for the Max Planck Society.
I got important insights into the publishing process when I was asked to revise referees’ comments, and to add requested statistics to a paper that my mentor had submitted. As a research assistant, I also prepared lectures and did literature research.
After a year, I made my way to study at UC Berkeley as an exchange student. I currently take PhD courses in Econometrics and Public Economics taught by leading professors in their field, and I enjoy listening to presentations in research seminars.