Examples of Recent Graduates


Name: Oliver Pfäuti
Year of graduation: 2018
First position after graduation: PhD in Economics, Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences, Mannheim.

 

For students with an interest in macroeconomics and monetary policy, the MIME is a top choice. The mix of theory and empirics enables the graduates to conduct independent research and provides them with a broad set of quantitative tools. Often, the classes are small which encourages the interaction between professors and students.

Name: Mariacarla Capillo
Year of graduation: 2018
First position after graduation: Mariacarla is currently doing an internship in the Economic Analysis unit of the Swiss National Bank. 

 

The MIME allows students to specialize in macroeconomics and quantitative methods. The program is demanding, but the familiar atmosphere among the students and the professors evokes an excellent learning environment. The possibility to attend courses both in Bern and in Basel enables students to gain an insight into various different macro-related fields.

Name: Florence Hartmann
Year of graduation: 2016
First position after graduation: After graduating from the MIME, Florence did a summer internship in the Economic Research department at Credit Suisse, where she subsequently started into a Career Start Program in the Global Macroeconomic Research team.

 

If your main interests lie with macroeconomics, the MIME is definitely the right choice. The program gives you a solid toolkit in both macroeconomic theory and quantitative methods. The small size of the classes allows for close interaction with professors and assistants. 

Name: Diego R. Känzig
Year of graduation: 2015
First position after graduation: After graduating from the MIME, Diego did an internship in the Inflation Forecasting unit of the Swiss National Bank. Subsequently, he moved to England to work on his PhD in Economics at London Business School.

 

The MIME is an excellent master program for students who wish to specialize in the field of applied macroeconomics. The program equips students with the tools necessary to engage in cutting-edge research. Courses are taught by leading scholars and the faculty-student ratio is very high - enabling close interaction between students and professors. The great facilities at the institute and the collegial atmosphere among students provide an excellent environment to study and thrive. I truly benefited a lot from this program and can only recommend it.

Name: Isabel Hanisch
Year of graduation: 2015
First position after graduation: After graduating from the MIME, Isabel completed the Advanced Studies Program at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. After this, she continued with a Ph.D. in Economics at University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

 

The MIME combines the strengths of both faculties - Basel & Bern - in Monetary Economics and Macroeconomics. It does not only teach all the tools, methods and models necessary for economists but also focuses on real time problems in the world economy. Highly recommended. 

Name: Fabio Canetg
Year of graduation: 2015
First position after graduation: After a research stay at the Stockholm University, Fabio returned to the University of Bern to start his Ph.D. His work is focused on monetary macroeconomics.

 

The MIME program is an excellent choice if you wish to specialize in theoretical and empirical macroeconomics. Lectures cover technical material (econometrics, time series analysis), theoretical questions (e.g. DSGE modelling), and applied empirical methods (including computational techniques). The biggest advantage of the program is the outstanding supervision of your course work and your master’s thesis.

Name: Benjamin Studer
Year of graduation: 2015
First position after graduation:

After an internship at the Economic Analysis unit of the Swiss National Bank, Benjamin joined BAK Basel Economics AG. He contributes to studies in macroeconomics and is responsible for one of the forecasting models.

 

 

After completing the MIME program, students are excellently prepared for a position in a central bank, an economic research institute, or for PhD studies. I truly enjoyed the small class sizes and the great support from professors and assistants. To sum up, I absolutely recommend this Master’s program to everyone who is interested in theoretical and empirical macroeconomics.