I believe the most important way the ITFD master program impacted me was by maturing my way of thinking about Economics. It taught me about the interaction between theory and empirics, and how to reason precisely around economic problems. The teaching at the Barcelona GSE was of a very high quality, and inspired me a lot. I am also very grateful to professors at the Barcelona GSE, who were very accessible and inspiring, and supported me in my PhD application process.
This ITFD alum is working towards his PhD at Harvard University, working on designing empirical studies to shed light on theories of the political economy in developing countries.