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Pratish Patel

Pratish
PhD 13

Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University

Previous degrees:
BS, Chemical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

MS, Financial Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Econometrics ranks among Pratish Patel's favorite courses because "it equips you with the tools to test the theoretical models that are based on your intuition. I like to study topics such as security design, which would help set up contracts that are beneficial to all the parties engaged in the contract."

"The professors in the Haas Real Estate program are leading important research, such as optimal insurance and mortgage contracts, banking regulation policies, and housing choice. This program is one of the best in the nation. If you are going to spend five years getting your degree, you should live in as beautiful a place as you can."

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