Placements & Alumni

Placements & Alumni

Years of successful placements endorse the quality of our program. Our graduates are pursuing careers in financial institutions, consulting companies, international organizations and governmental agencies, as well as in top doctoral programs.

  • Recent professional placements include AFI, Accenture, American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, Asian Development Bank, Banc Sabadell, Bank of England, BBVA, Citigroup, Compass Lexecon, CRA International, Oliver Wyman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Repsol YPF, Santander, The Brattle Group, TransMarket Group, and the World Bank.
  • Recent academic placements include the PhD programs of CEMFI, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago and the Wharton School.

CEMFI Placement Office

The CEMFI Placement Office provides students with the information and training necessary to succeed in the global job market. This support ranges from listings of job vacancies and presentations of international institutions to direct and careful advice in the preparation of the job market. If you are an employer and would like to be added to our job vacancies listing or would like to have information about our graduating students, please contact placement@cemfi.es.


What Our Master Graduates Say

Rafael Salinas, BBVA Group, CEMFI Master 1989

"I studied at CEMFI" has been one of my best professional credentials. The mere mention of the CEMFI name conveys feelings of endeavor, selection, analytical skill, challenge and delivery. In my case, CEMFI means even more. Family, friends, colleagues and teams are intertwined with our dear study center. Two years that marked and changed my life.


Florian Fiaux, Doctoral student at Stanford University, CEMFI Master 2020

My two years at CEMFI provided an excellent, rigorous and challenging preparation for research in economics. The devotion of the faculty to this program and its students is outstanding.


Tetiana Davydiuk, Doctoral student at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, CEMFI Master 2012

The Master degree at CEMFI has played a vital role in shaping my career choice of becoming an academic. Not only did I gain a deep knowledge in finance and economic theory, but I also developed my passion for conducting research. I am very happy and proud to be part of the CEMFI family.




Brian Jackson, Medley Global Advisors (Financial Times Group), CEMFI Master 2012

CEMFI not only provides the tools needed to perform technical economic analysis, but also instills a habit of thinking like an economist. The latter is at least as important as the former.


Florian Fiaux, Doctoral student at Stanford University, CEMFI Master 2020

My two years at CEMFI provided an excellent, rigorous and challenging preparation for research in economics. The devotion of the faculty to this program and its students is outstanding.


Zhe Zhou, Solihull School, CEMFI Master 2011

Thanks to CEMFI's excellent reputation and its strong alumni network, I had a unique advantage when looking for a job. I enjoyed working closely with fellow students in this prestigious program and I sincerely appreciated the support from faculty members.


Emre Enes Yavuz, Doctoral student at Northwestern University, CEMFI Master 2017

CEMFI is a unique institution: it can combine a truly supportive environment with a competitive program at the same level of quality as the top institutions in the world. When I look back on my two years in CEMFI, I see that I have obtained a solid economics background and strong relationships with professors and students.


Soha Ismail, World Bank, CEMFI Master 2015

CEMFI’s Master was a crucial step in developing my career. Since graduation, I have been working in the research department at the World Bank; a position that was only possible because of the advanced technical and analytical skills that I had acquired at CEMFI. I couldn't have hoped for a better education or experience.


Chenxu Fu, International Monetary Fund, CEMFI Master 2019

It is really a rewarding but challenging experience in CEMFI, both academically and personally. Thanks to all professors and classmates in the CEMFI family, I felt strongly supported throughout the 2 years. After all, the journey might be tough, but it has prepared me well for my research career and made me mentally strong for any hardships in life.


Alvaro Calderón Gonzales, Stanford University, CEMFI Master 2018

CEMFI was important for the development of my economic thinking and analytical skills, as well as for my personal development. I am deeply grateful to its faculty, to their kindness, openness, knowledge, and passion for research.


Alberto Abadie, MIT, CEMFI Master 1995

The quality of the instruction, the exposure to frontline research, and the outstanding faculty and students all made a profound mark on my career. Still, what most greatly inspires cohort after cohort of students is the unwavering commitment to excellence that permeates every aspect of CEMFI’s academic and intellectual activities.


Rafael Salinas, BBVA Group, CEMFI Master 1989

"I studied at CEMFI" has been one of my best professional credentials. The mere mention of the CEMFI name conveys feelings of endeavor, selection, analytical skill, challenge and delivery. In my case, CEMFI means even more. Family, friends, colleagues and teams are intertwined with our dear study center. Two years that marked and changed my life.


Jaume Oliu, Banco Sabadell, CEMFI Master 2005

My experience at CEMFI has been extremely stimulating, both academically and personally. Its passionate values towards effort, critical thinking and rigor have profoundly driven my personal development, for which I am very grateful to all professionals, staff and colleagues who made it possible.


Chenlu Wu, China Merchants Bank, CEMFI Master 2020

Always thanks for the impressive adventure at CEMFI. The solid economic background I gained and the tight connection with our professors enabled me to explore a wider world. CEMFI is a place not only for knowledge but also for truth, passion and humanity, which brought me much more than I expected.


María Concepción Sanz Gómez, Grupo Santander, CEMFI Master 1993

My years at CEMFI marked my professional career (and also my personal life). CEMFI provided me with theoretical and analytical tools that reinforced my research skills, and allowed me to develop my career.


Pedro Gabriel Degiovanni, Doctoral student at Harvard University, CEMFI Master 2018

CEMFI was the most intense, challenging and rewarding experience I’ve ever had. Thanks to its excellent training and preparation, I can now focus on advanced courses and research, for the foundation was already laid at CEMFI.


Marvin Plotz, World Bank, CEMFI Master 2013

Your studies at CEMFI will rigorously form your economic thinking. The approachability of professors will allow you to gain insights into current high-quality academic research.


Elena Zoido, Compass Lexecon, CEMFI Master 1997

The Master’s program at CEMFI is incredibly intense, challenging and rewarding. It gave me the best foundation for my PhD work and for my professional career. It was an eye-opening experience because of the quality and ambition of the program and the top-notch faculty and seminars.


Jordi Solsona, DE Trading and Gas & Power, Repsol, CEMFI Master 2002

Studying at CEMFI was a life-changing experience. During those two years of my life, I was exposed to many different disciplines. I would highlight not only the excellent level of the program but also the technical and human qualities of teachers and classmates.


Ilya Morozov, Doctoral student at Stanford Graduate School of Business, CEMFI Master 2015

I spent two of the most amazing years of my life at CEMFI—challenging, exciting, eye opening, and enriching, both academically and personally.


Horacio Larreguy, Harvard University, CEMFI Master 2007

The Master at CEMFI prepared me extremely well for my graduate studies at MIT. Having a solid foundation allowed me to focus on more advanced courses from the moment I arrived in Cambridge. This helped me get started with research very early on, which was essential to land a job at the Government Department at Harvard.


Duygu Tutluoglu, Vodafone, CEMFI Master 2020

I am grateful to all the professors for creating a supportive culture during the challenging Master's program at CEMFI. Equipping me with strong knowledge of economics and analytical skills, CEMFI has been a great path leading to a professional career in economics.


Jose P. Vasquez, Doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley, CEMFI Master 2014

The atmosphere at CEMFI feels like family. The small class size allows for very close academic exchanges between students and faculty. This enabled me to learn from professors in a very caring environment. The mentorship received undoubtedly strengthened my quantitative abilities and my interest in economic research.


Ken Garry Chua, Asian Development Bank, CEMFI Master 2014

CEMFI’s Master program is a robust stepping stone towards a research career in economics and finance. The close community among professors and students makes for a uniquely conducive environment to challenge oneself and learn from one another. I look back with much gratitude towards my mentors and peers.


Tetiana Davydiuk, Doctoral student at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, CEMFI Master 2012

The Master degree at CEMFI has played a vital role in shaping my career choice of becoming an academic. Not only did I gain a deep knowledge in finance and economic theory, but I also developed my passion for conducting research. I am very happy and proud to be part of the CEMFI family.


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