2016 Summer Institute: Comments

Thanks a lot for everything. The experiences in this program are going to be milestones of my life.

The Summer Teaching Institute was absolutely amazing. One of the highlights of my year.

I appreciate all the hard work that you all have put into this so this wonderful program can happen. Everything is perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

I am tremendously grateful for this opportunity and consider it definitely worthwhile. I learned an incredible amount, including in many areas where I had no prior knowledge, and I feel like my brain is bulging.

From a personal growth viewpoint, it is an excellent program… all the instructors and colleagues inspired me a lot in order to incorporate new ideas and concepts in the research I am currently conducting.

I appreciated the opportunity to engage with a set of individuals who use the same methodological tools as I do (economics), but tend to reach very different conclusions. This laid bare to me that evidence-based policy-making can never be divorced from normative claims.

I learned a lot from and made good contacts with the amazing group of people assembled for the seminar.

Having some of the best academic minds in the fields of IP and patents come and speak about their work and what they have learned regarding these fields (was the most beneficial aspect of the Summer Teaching Institute).

The general atmosphere was very conducive to enhanced learning. I loved it.