Harmony Karp, International and Development Economics student from Seattle, WA
"The program has provided me with access to both a theoretical base in international development economics and a valuable hands-on experience through the summer field-work research. This unique combination of skills building gives me the confidence that the analytical and practical skills I have gained will greatly benefit my career goals."
Vaqar Qureshi, USF Economics graduate student, B.A., University of Leeds, U.K.
"A strong emphasis on quantitative methodology and analytical research coupled with highly motivated and well-qualified faculty define the essence of the Master's program in Economics at USF. The program has provided me with two great choices: A prestigious internship and career opportunity at the IMF in Washington D.C., or excellent standing as a Ph.D. candidate in high-ranking economics and public policy programs."
Jason Trimiew, International and Development Economics student from Chattanooga, TN
"As a development practitioner in Kenya, I was frustrated by not having at my disposal the quantitative tools needed to assess the effectiveness of our microfinance programs. At USF, the faculty's expertise and dedication to my academic and professional success - coupled with the program's rigor and field-based research - is equipping me to re-enter the development sector as a manager at the cutting edge of program design, implementation, and analysis."
Vanessa Wallach, USF Economics graduate student, B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
"The expertise of the faculty in realms of international development, such as microfinance, have opened up entirely new areas of economic development to me. These topics are now foundations of my research interests and my career."
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