Tuesday, 25 January 2011

parental pride

As a general rule, if your PhD student does well, it's his/her accomplishment; when they screw up, it's the advisors fault. And yet, I sometimes can't help mild pangs of fatherly pride... for example, have a look at the fly-out list for UCLA-Economics over at the Econ Jobs Wiki:

Maximilian Kasy (UC Berkeley), Christian Dippel (University of Toronto), Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Princeton), Zhipeng Liao (Yale), Kei Kawai (Northwestern), Myrto Kalouptsidi (Yale), Keith Ericson (Harvard), Alexander Torgovitsky (Yale), Dan Lu (University of Chicago), Peter Koudijs (Pompeau Fabra)

Yup, they are still struggling with the spelling of UPF a bit, but my doctoral student Peter Koudijs is the only European on that list. Fly-outs are not offers (yet), of course. But the change in visibility of our doctoral candidates in recent years has been very gratifying. No doubt, having had some great students and placements in recent years (for example, Nico Voigtländer and Davide Debortoli) has helped. Fingers crossed for the final leg of the jobmarket for all UPF doctoral candidates!

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