By studying the History of Economic Thought, Andrea learnt how to think like an Economist in the 21st Century
Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?
I wanted to study in London and a friend suggested a few universities, one of them was City, University of London. Since City offered me a particularly good Economics programme, in an interesting ever evolving location, I chose City.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
We were given attention to the applied sides of the subjects (economics). In several modules the theories and formulas were backed up by real economic events that helped the understanding of the subject.
I also found all the different societies and activities organised at the University interesting and stimulating. From my experience as one of the Editors of the Schumpeter, the Economic society journal, I found the Department of Economics very helpful and prompt in any circumstance.
What has been your favourite module and why?
The History of Economics Thought (HET) module has been my favourite. The module itself was very well structured, the professor was prepared and dedicated to the subject. I firmly believe that such a subject is central for the building up of a modern thinking Economist.
What has been a highlight of your course so far?
I think the final year dissertation that I did in the field of History of Economics Thought has been an interesting and tough experience that provided me with essential knowledge, skills and tools for the academic sphere. I'd recommend any student that is planning to continue his/her studies after graduating to take such a significant module.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I plan to do a two years master in Public Policy and Development at Paris School of Economics (PSE). The making and evaluating of economic and public policy is the field I hope, one day, I will be working in as an Economist.