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  1. Hi there! I'm a senior looking to apply for economic development/public policy PhD programs. My dream would be the Tufts joint PhD with Fletcher in Economics and Public Policy. My question is: what job titles will help my application stand out? Currently on my CV I have: Research assistant, public policy analysis intern, and legal administrator. By the time I apply this fall, I'll have team lead on the Fed Challenge (hopefully with a placement), and three or four single or dual author papers as first author. (With any luck one or two of them will be published....) I'm working on
  2. Hello all! I hope everyone has had a good application season for those who applied this year. I'll be applying for MPP programs this fall (to enroll in 2021). I'm mostly planning to apply to California programs (pretty much all of them - all the UCs plus USC and a few others). I studied Chemical Engineering, so I have a rigorous quantitative background, but I haven't taken any economics (other than a non-AP high school class). Is it worth the tuition to take an online microeconomics class before applying? It's one of the only things I've noticed is listed as a prereq, but most scho
  3. I'm a current Masters student in economics, and many of my research interests appear to align more with the work of sociologists than economists. I've searched through a few doctoral programs already, but I have just a few questions: Is it problematic to have no true formal background in sociology? Do doctoral programs value strong math backgrounds? Is this sort of transition common and does anyone have any firsthand experience with it? Any and all advice is greatly appreciated as well
  4. Hi, I want to work in Econ Dev at world bank, UN, ADB and similar organizations. I'm not sure which programs to apply to that will give me the best chances to get to those jobs! Aiming at schools like GWU, IHEID, etc. Graduated: May 2019, want to apply for 2020 or 2021. Type of Undergrad: BSc. in Financial Mathematics from Canadian unranked university Undergrad GPA: CGPA (3.15), GPA last twenty credits (3.67), Math GPA (3.8)Low grades in my early years due to bad health issues. Undergrad Econ Courses: Intro Micro (A), Intro Macro (B+), EnvEcon (A), Money and Banking (B+), going to take In
  5. Let me first start off by saying that I am not doing poorly in linear algebra because I don't understand it, rather there was a misunderstanding with my professor. I had my first linear algebra exam last Wednesday. I was up very late studying for the exam, however, at around 3 am I got super sick (it was something I ate). I was legit puking every 20 minutes, I couldn't make it to my morning exam. I don't have insurance so I didn't see a doctor and get a note. I went to the dean of students, and because of that my professor gave me an offer to replace my zero exam 1 grade with 2/3 of my final e
  6. Hi y'all! I wanted to get some insight about the programs I've so far been accepted in. As of this moment, I'm not entirely certain on the direction I'd like to take after graduate studies, but I'd definitely like to keep all options open. I've an undergrad in International Economics at UPF, +3 years of experience in macro research and I've been applying to European MSc programs (5 different applications). I'd like to focus my research on macro and monetary policy, though - as mentioned above - I'm not quite sure I would like to follow it up with a PhD program. So far, these are the scho
  7. Hello! Just curious if anyone has applied to LSE for next year? I applied for the MSc in Applied Social Data Science (1st choice) and MSc in Public Policy and Administration programs late October. The website says we should expect about eight weeks to hear back, but I wonder if it might take longer given the holidays. I'd be interested to know anyone else's experience!
  8. Hello. Cynics preferred, be honest, hold nothing back. I want to study economics, stats, computational finance or something similar and hopefully connected to data science or predictive analytics. I’m graduating a year early, for what it’s worth. I want to offset the year I’m graduating by getting a better school appended to my name so I have some good long-term CEO potential. Honestly, I’m considering so many options because I’m desperate to get a better school attached to my name. I’ll be entirely up-front about that. I’ve gone to a shit undergrad school because I became homel
  9. Hey everyone, I am applying next fall to Econ PhDs, shooting for something in the top 15. I had a 3.8 in undergrad in International Affairs - although had a B+ in a Principles of Macro class, and I'm finishing up a Master's in Development Economics with a 3.9 including a few A+'s in upper level theory and econometrics classes. 95th percentile quant GREs. About 2 years of solid RA experience and an internship at a leading development research group. My math backround is as follows: A in Calc for Business and Economics (UG), As in several statistics courses (UG), A in Elementary Line
  10. I just got my GRE scores: AW 4.5, V 170, Q 170. I feel a bit bad about my writing score. The other two measures are great obviously, and the V much better than I expected. I will apply for a Econ PhD this fall, and aim at the top 10-15. I know it's tough to get accepted, but my GPA is strong and so are my letters. I'm only concerned about my writing score. Do you think I should retake the GRE? By doing so I'll most likely spoil my perfect scores in the other two sections. Fyi: I'm an international applicant. Not sure if this makes any difference...
  11. Profile: My areas of interest: International Economics/Trade (Trade and Development). GRE—308(149V,159Q,4AWA), TOEFL—93(R23,L19,S24,W27), Publications—2 papers published in IOSR- JEF (Areas: Macroecon, Trade) MSc(Econ),School of Economics, Symbiosis International University (‘14–’16)—3.12/ 4.0 BSc(Physics with Mathematics and Statistics) from Fergusson College (‘11- ‘14)— 80.33/100
  12. Hi, Could I please get some thoughts on deciding where to accept? Living standards, preferences, money aside - I just want to gather which department people find better. I am leaning towards macro in my studies. In my opinion, they are fairly similar in rankings. I know that some people are much better informed about the development of the departments. Do you think in 5 years NYU will be better than NW? As of now it seems NW is still a bit more prestigious but NYU is rising? I know it is not an easy question and it "really depends" but I am sure that you understand I am just try
  13. Could anyone help to give me some idea which test score I should choose to send for econ phd application? I am not American. 1. V-159 Q-167 AW-3.5 2. V-151 Q-170 AW-4 My college lists for application is UCD, U of Maryland, Boston U, UVA, Boston College, Georgetown U, Rice U, UCSC, GWU, Emory U, CUNY, UCR, U of Houston, U of Connecticut, Georgia tech, UNC-Chapel hill, North Carolina State, Claremont, Clemson.
  14. Hi I live in DC currently working as an RA at the IMF. Hoping to apply for phd econ next fall. Im not sure what type of schools to apply to in order to give myself a realistic chance. I have 92 percentile GRE quant and am considering retaking it. I have one master's in econ from johns hopkins (3.78 gpa) and another from my home country. My undergrad was in business so Im not the conventional econ/math applicant so I definitely dont expect to get into a top 15 ranked school. Any advice what sort of schools I should look into ? Thanks. SMH
  15. Does anyone know of any funded masters programs for economics (preferably located somewhere near Philadelphia/NYC area)? I am a convert from physics to econ and so I don't have a good feel for the econ graduate landscape. I know for hard sciences there are usually grant funded master's programs as long as you are willing to be a TA/RA. For example, my girlfriend just got done a Masters in Biology and was able to get a TAship that offered full tuition plus a 20K stipend. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  16. This is my first post (so far I have just obsessively refreshed the results ) I have had a rough go round this application cycle with regards to top 25 programs (0/8/2 accepted/rejected/waiting). I believe my biggest weakness was not having a degree from a prestigious university. I was able to get into 2 "safe" schools and am sort of at a crossroads: Should I apply to prestigious masters programs and reapply PhD after completion or accept admission to "safe" school? Can you transfer out of a PhD program with a masters after qualifying exams (I assume this is very unprofessional). Any adv
  17. Wondering if anyone out there has taken the waiver examination to get out of the micro/macro intermediate economic requirement prior to starting at SAIS? I was accepted to the IDEV program and told I could take the test, but should I fail, I would be kicked out of the IDEV program and have to choose another path. Don't want to take this risk, but also was an economics major as an undergrad and took several econ classes. Just not sure what level the test is at.... Assuming I will play it safe and take the econ class in the pre-term, but wondering if anyone had any feedback? Likewise -
  18. Lets say I get a 3.2-3.3 undergraduate GPA. I then go to a mid-level master's program(30th-60th) and get a 3.6-3.8. With a high GRE score (Q: 760+), can you get into a top 20 PhD program? Essentially, can a good GRE and masters work almost erase your undergraduate work? I am currently a Stats/Econ major, but I am looking at many different options and so I was just looking for generalities. Thanks!
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