MSc Alumni in Economics & Philosophy

Dana Andreicut (2010–2011)

29 September 2011|

Being an LSE student was both an exciting and challenging experience. The programme enabled me to improve my econometrics skills, to get to grips with difficult concepts in economics and to explore new branches of ethics and philosophy of economics. I appreciated the friendly atmosphere in the philosophy department and the support of the lecturers.

Most of all, the programme […]

Katya Pirozhkova (2009–2010)

29 September 2010|

The MSc Economics and Philosophy programme provided me with an excellent training in Economics courses. I was planning to do a PhD in Economics after the MSc, so developing skills in the research methods for Economics was essential for me. At the same I was looking for an opportunity to look beyond pure techniques and to study […]

Andreas Pähler (2009–2010)

29 September 2010|

Andreas Pähler works now as a Quant Engineer at swissQuant Group, Zürich, Switzerland. He says this about the degree:

The Economics and Philosophy programme is a great choice if you are interested in economics (and know a bit about it) and if you are also interested in looking at and understanding economics (as a scientific activity […]

Jurgis Karpus (2009–2010)

29 September 2010|

Prior to applying for a place in the Economics and Philosophy programme at the LSE a few questions kept on ringing in my head. One was whether taking up an interdisciplinary course was better than focusing on one subject. The other was whether the course would help my future career – be it in further academic research […]

Susanne Burri (2009–2010)

29 September 2010|

My MSc year at the LSE was incredibly intense; it was both demanding and — at least with the benefit of hindsight — lots of fun. I worked hard, and it wasn’t always easy to satisfyingly divide my time between the economics and the philosophy part of my degree. I’d nevertheless recommend this degree to anyone who […]

Mårten Lewander (2008–2009)

29 September 2009|

Mårten Lewander writes, ‘I attended the MSc in Economics and Philosophy during 08/09. My goal when applying to LSE was to give myself a chance to really indulge in the philosophical issues surrounding economics, such as those relating to normative theories of distribution. I also wanted to sharpen my previous knowledge of economics without necessarily having to […]

Tom Cunningham (2005–2006)

29 September 2006|

Tom Cunningham is pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics at LSE. He writes, ‘I enjoyed the MSc economics & philosophy program a great deal. In the philosophy seminars we were able to chew and digest the material I learned in the economics courses. The other students taking the program have become close friends. It wasn’t straight-forward to enter […]

Chunxiao Liu (2004–2005)

29 September 2005|

Chunxiao Liu is a management associate at Citibank Bejing.

Lucilla Bruni (2004–2005)

29 September 2005|

Lucilla Bruni works for an economic consultancy in London. She writes: The MSc was very useful in finding a job in economic consulting because of: 1) the very rigorous approach of the Economics courses at the LSE was a guarantee for my employer of the quality of my training in Economics; 2) the Philosophical component of the […]

Alexander Badinski (2004–2005)

29 September 2005|

Alexander Badinski is pursuing a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. He writes: The M.Sc. in Economics and Philosophy is one of the greatest programs I ever heard about and I was so glad to have had the chance of attending it. I also enjoyed many of the offered seminar speaches, public lectures and conferences in […]