It's a tough job market out there. That's why it is very nice to see that our students are doing well, despite the headwinds. Clara Sofía Gómez Botero (ITFD 09-10) just got appointed as advisor to the Colombian Deputy Minister for Housing. I am particularly pleased since Clara and her team showed a lot of feel for the policy process in developing countries like Colombia as part of their policy memorandum exercise (which focused on social insurance and indirect labor costs). Good luck to you!
I am Joachim Voth, formerly the director of the M.Sc. in International Trade, Finance and Development (ITFD) at UPF-BGSE (and now a member of the steering committee). This blog will keep current and prospective students updated with news and reflections. I'll also try to give people a taste of what (intellectual) life is like down here by the Med.