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Graduate Student Spotlight: Spyros Vaselopulos

Spyros Vaselopolus
Spyros Vaselopulos
Spyros Vaselopulos

Master's of Science in Economics & Policy Analysis student


Park Ridge, Ill.

What is your undergraduate degree? 

A bachelor of arts in economics with a minor in history from DePaul.

What do you enjoy doing outside of school?

Outside of school I enjoy playing pool, bowling with friends, visiting extended family, reading about current events, monitoring markets, and learning about our nation's history.

Why did you choose the Master of Science in Economics & Policy Analysis program?

Being a double demon in the combined bachelors and masters program, continuing with the Master of Science in Economics & Analysis program offered flexibility and a quality education at almost half the price. Understanding that economics is theoretical yet also empirical led me to believe that my undergraduate knowledge of economics was not sufficient for the depth of comprehension I desired in econometrics, markets, people, and policy.

What job do you hope to get after graduation?

After graduation, I hope to work as an economic consultant or analyst cleaning and shaping data to tell an underlying story embedded in economic principles. More broadly, a position that assists policy makers or companies in dealing with and optimizing the actions/options of consumers.

Is there a field in economics that you are most interested in?

The three most interesting fields in economics to me personally are anti-trust & market organization, econometrics, and behavioral economics. Choosing one, it would be antitrust economics.

Why did you choose DePaul?

DePaul offered me the opportunity to be a double demon and given the credibility of the professors I had in the undergraduate economics program, there was no reason to believe that the quality of the graduate program wouldn't be as good or better. Additionally, DePaul's location in the center of a big city hub with well-established and connected professors was a major selling point in convincing me to stay in Chicago. Finally, my family resides in the surrounding suburbs.​