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re: Roll Call 2016
Type of Undergrad: Small liberal arts college; relatively unknown with no graduate program in economics.
Major(s): B.A. Economics & Political Science Minor in Mathematics
Undergrad GPA: 3.953 Cumulative, Economics 4.0, Mathematics 4.0
Relevant Honors: Honors Program, International Honor Society in Economics (Omicron Delta Epsilon), Dean's List.
GRE: Q 163 =( V 161 AW 5.0 (registered to take again)
Math Courses: Differential Calculus (A), Integral Calculus (A), Multivariable Calculus (A), Differential Equations (A), Discrete Mathematics and Intro to Proof (A), Linear Algebra – proof based (Fall 2015), Probability and Statistics I – calculus based (Fall 2015), Probability and Statistics II (Spring 2015), Abstract Algebra (Spring 2015), Numerical Analysis (Spring 2015).
Planned on having Real Analysis this fall but it conflicted with a required course in my major and neither department could change times or offer a directed study. Not offered again before I graduate. =,(
Econ Courses: Principles of Micro (A), Principles of Macro (A), Intermediate Micro (A), Intermediate Macro (A), Managerial Economics (A), Money and Finance (A), International Economics (A), Econometrics (A), Public Finance (Fall 2015).
Other Courses: Coursework in Constitutional Law, Foreign Policy and International Relations.
Letters of Recommendation: I'm expecting very strong recommendations from three professors whom I have taken multiple classes with. One professor is the department chair, who I have done research with, one is the co-founder of a well-known journal on heterodox economics, and the third also teaches at a significantly more prestigious college in Boston.
Research Experience: Did econometrics research under the department chair measuring the contribution of exports to economic growth in Germany. Utilized time series data from FRED and cited other studies that employed Granger Causality and unit root cointegration tests. Currently writing Honors Thesis on a topic in Public Finance.
Teaching Experience: Economics department tutor for over two years, assisting students in principles as well as Intermediate courses and upper-level electives. Mathematics tutor in the college’s drop-in tutoring center, helping students in courses ranging from pre-calculus to Differential Equations.
Research Interests: Econometrics, Growth Theory, Public Finance
SOP: Work in progress; want to touch upon how far I've come in terms of math background since I started college (I placed into pre-calculus).
Other: Sometimes I wonder how aliens would allocate scarce resources that have alternative uses.
Familiar with R and a few other programming languages.
Applying to: Boston College, University of Virginia, Boston University, Brown University, UCSD, UCLA, Harvard (why not?), MIT (why not?), Clark, USC (maybe), Duke (maybe), Tufts (MA).