Type of Undergrad: Top 2 in China, Math and Econ
Undergrad GPA: 90/100 (Math and Econ: 92) Mediocre rank (just within top 20%)
Type of Grad: Top 2 in Europe, best in France
Grad GPA: 19.1/20, Rank 1/100+ (full point in Micro I, Micro II, Macro II, Game Theory, Advanced Game Theory)
Math Courses: Mathematical Analysis 1~3; Advanced Algebra 1~2; ODE; PDE; Measure Theory, Probability Theory, Stochastic Process, Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, Numerical Analysis, Number Theory...
Econ Courses (grad-level): Micro 1~2, Macro 1~2, Econometrics 1, Game Theory, Advanced Game Theory;
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Tons--90+ except principle of economics and intermediate macro
Letters of Recommendation:
1) LSE PhD, Associate Prof., Editor of a top econ theory journal, Macro II teacher, co-Advisor, know me well
2) MIT PhD, Prof. visiting Prof. in MIT, co-Advisor, help me to revise my paper; Began RAing for him only after my application.
3) A newly graduated Stanford PhD (has already published an Econometrica)
Research Experience: 3 single authored papers (2 on cheap talk, 1 on moral hazard in teams) and several on-going projects. Have presentations in AEA, mid-west econ theory meetings, etc.
Teaching Experience: TA for Game Theory (Master Level), Macro I and Macro II (Master Level)
Research Interests: theory, especially information economics and the theory of organizations.
SOP: Standard, abstracts of papers and on-going projects.
Acceptances: Stanford ($$$), MIT($$$), Princeton($$$), Yale($$$), Northwestern ($$$), Toulouse School of Economics (default option)
Rejections: Stanford GSB
Attending: Most likely Princeton, Stanford, Toulouse or MIT.
What would you have done differently?I should apply to more Business Schools, like HBS and Kellogg. They have good programs in theory, and can be more flexible than econ.