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Santiago Truffa

Santiago Truffa

PhD Student, Business and Public Policy

Previous degrees:
BA, Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile
MS, Applied Economics, Universidad de Chile

Noting that "every country was once a developing country," Santiago Truffa wants to explore the nature and impact of the political economy of institutions, especially in the present-day complexities faced by developing countries.

"The Berkeley-Haas faculty is world-renowned, and even has a recent Nobel laureate. Learning from and getting to know experts like that opens up avenues of opportunity and can shape your career."

"The professors here are not biased for or against any one particular research method. I appreciate having the liberty to choose the best method for the questions I am asking: empiric, lab-based or a field experiment. "

"Being a Student Always means never closing off the spectrum of your knowledge. You can never know enough. There is always something more to study."

"The Berkeley-Haas PhD program gives you the flexibility to try out several subjects in your early years of study."

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