First Person
Matteo Maggiori
PhD 12, Finance

Previous degrees:
BSc, Economics
LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
MSc, Economics and Finance
University of Warwick, England

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"Few places are comparable to Berkeley in this field, in two respects. First is the advancement of theoretical knowledge. The other side of that is looking at empirical evidence on the real effects international markets have on national economies and everyday life. Haas brings both of those together." With the diversity of backgrounds found among professors and classmates, "We all look at economics from different perspectives, from rationalist to behaviorist, so discussions are always lively."

The large number of guest lecturers, visiting professors and seminars means that "we are exposed to the thinking that is going on elsewhere. It's a great opportunity for cultural enrichment."