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    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad:
    Undergrad GPA:
    Type of Grad:
    Grad GPA:
    GRE:
    Math Courses:
    Econ Courses (grad-level):
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level):
    Other Courses:
    Letters of Recommendation:
    Research Experience:
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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad: Top 15 UG, Top 30 Econ
    Undergrad GPA: 3.97
    Type of Grad: MA, Top 5 Econ
    Grad GPA: TBD
    GRE: 164/170/5.0
    Math Courses: Honors Calculus (A), Matrix Algebra (A+), Intermediate Statistics (A), Abstract Algebra (B+), Intro to Analysis (A), Intro to Lebesgue Integration (A+), Linear Algebra (A+), Number Theory and Cryptography (A), Topology I (A), Topology II (A), Probability and Stochastic Processes (Grad, A-)

    Econ Courses (grad-level):
    (UG) Quantitative tools in Economics I (A+), Microeconomics I, II (both A); (Grad) Econometrics I (IP); others TBD.
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intermediate Microeconomics (A), Intermediate Macroeconomics (A+), Intro Econometrics (A+), Applied Econometrics (A), Current Macroeconomic Issues (A), Game Theory (A+)
    Other Courses: Assorted French and Anthropology classes
    Letters of Recommendation: (1) Research advisor, Summer mathematics REU; (2) Game Theory/Microeconomics II professor, Princeton PhD; (3) EITHER Quantitative Tools/Microeconomics I professor, Harvard PhD, OR MA thesis advisor.
    Research Experience: (1) RA for two different professors doing harmonic analysis; (2) Summer RA in low-dimensional topology - I proved that a certain class of ordered manifolds induces an ordering on the boundary of the closure of the hyperbolic plane; (3) MA thesis, either in microeconomic theory or political economy.
    Teaching Experience: Calculus peer tutor for two years in college.
    Research Interests: Microeconomic theory; Political Economy
    SOP: Pretty standard.
    Concerns: Being able to forge strong relationships in my grad program in the short time I have there.
    Other:
    Applying to: Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Stanford GSB, Chicago, Chicago Booth, Berkeley, Northwestern Kellogg, NYU, NYU Stern, UPenn, Wharton, Yale, UCSD, Caltech, Brown
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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad: BSc Economics from University of Warwick (top 3 in the UK)
    Undergrad GPA: First Class Honours
    Type of Grad: MSc Economics from University of Warwick
    Grad GPA: Distinction
    GRE: Q: 168 / V: 165 / AW: 6.0
    Math Courses: Game Theory; Quantitative Methods; Micro-econometrics (all grad level). Although I didn't do any standalone maths courses, all essential maths elements (like linear algebra, real analysis, calculus etc.) were covered within the economics courses themselves.
    Econ Courses (grad-level): Economic Analysis (i.e. advanced Micro and Macro); Monetary Economics; Intermediate Micro;
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intermediate Macro; Intermediate Micro; Advanced Econometrics; Economic Policy in the UK; International Economics; Development Economics
    Other Courses: N/A
    Letters of Recommendation: One from my Masters dissertation supervisor (relatively well known applied econometrician), one from the econometrician the firm I work for has on retainer (head of economics at a UK university) and one from a fairly new assistant prof at UPF.
    Research Experience: Nearly a decade as an economic consultant specialising in competition economics, summer intern at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, one undergrad dissertation, one graduate dissertation, one working paper written in my spare time, and one research paper in progress atm.
    Teaching Experience: None that is particularly relevant
    Research Interests: IO and applied econometrics.
    SOP: Fairly standard, but with a bit extra regarding how the economics I've worked on over the past few years has given me a few potential research ideas.
    Concerns: The impact that having graduated almost a decade ago will have on how my application was received. Not 100% regarding strength of LoRs.
    Other: Applying after a number of years out of academia.
    Applying to: Harvard, MIT, Chicago, Stanford, Berkeley, Northwestern, NYU, Minnesota, Michigan - AA, UCLA, Brown, Duke, Boston Uni, Ohio State, UIUC, LSE, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL.

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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    Type of undergrad: Large US public university
    Undergrad GPA: 3.85
    Type of grad: n/a
    Grad GPA: n/a
    GRE: 168Q 162 V 5.5 AW
    Math Courses: undergrad: honors calc1-4, analysis, topology, linear algebra, differential equations, prob&stats. grad: advanced abstract algebra, non-euclidean geometry, and something else I can remember right now
    Econ Courses (grad-level): 2 semesters of metrics, causal inference
    Econ courses (undergrad-level): micro/macro, econ of class/race/gender, econ development
    Other courses: some CS courses
    Letters of recommendation: 1 from fed economist I worked for, 2 from professors I currently work for. they are in the top 5th, 7th and 1st percentiles of citations, respectively
    Research Experience: honors thesis, RA for 1 year at regional fed, RA for 2 years w/ JPAL professors. also have a working paper with the fed economist out that will probably make it to a decent/not amazing field journal
    Teaching Experience: n/a
    Research Interests: labor, applied micro, experimental
    SOP: standard
    Concerns: some eh grades here and there. not certain about quality of letters
    Other: partner is in school in nyc, so i have a strong preference to stay near there
    Applying to: columbia, nyu, cbs, yale, princeton, penn, yale som, cuny, michigan, maryland

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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad:
    Top 5 US, Top 10 Econ
    Undergrad GPA: 3.96
    Type of Grad: N/A
    Grad GPA: N/A
    GRE: 169 V, 170 Q, 5.0 AW
    Math Courses: Calculus I (A), Calculus II (A), Calculus III (A-), Linear Algebra (B+), Real Analysis (A-), Optimization (A-), Statistics (A)
    Econ Courses (grad-level): N/A
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Econ 101 (A), Intermediate Macro (A+), Intermediate Micro (A-), Intro. Econometrics (A), International Economics (A+), Financial Economics (A), Economics of Information (A-), Industrial Organization (A), Advanced Macroeconomics (A-), Advanced Econometrics (A-), Cultural Economics (A+), Time Series Econometrics (A)
    Other Courses: Corporate Finance (A), Accounting (A+), Marketing (A), Business Strategy (A), several Poli Sci, Art History, Psychology (JDM)
    Letters of recommendation: Tenured professor with a top 20 PhD who's been there for several decades, focusing on IO and Game Theory, did very well in his research and discussion-based class; manager with a top 5 PhD from research job, worked on several projects with him; professor with a top 5 PhD I TA'd for a couple of semesters; additional academic recommendation from IO professor
    Research Experience: RA for professor for half a year during college; several years in econ consulting
    Teaching Experience: TA for two semesters
    Research Interests: IO, Political Economy
    SOP: Standard; well-written and comprehensive but who's to say?
    Concerns: Relative lack of strong math and stats experience (not too many courses, quite a few A-); wish I had completed the calculus sequence, taken differential equations and more analysis. A couple of minuses in some of the more advanced courses in Econ as well. Slightly concerned about the private industry experience and how that'll be interpreted. Most importantly, crippling insecurity.
    Other: A bit of a diversity candidate, if that counts for anything at all.
    Applying to: Harvard, Chicago Econ, NYU, Stern, Berkeley, HBS, Maryland, Boston U, Princeton, Brown, Wharton, Chicago Booth, Stanford, Harvard Kennedy (political econ & govt), Stanford GSB, Northwestern, MIT, Yale, Wisconsin, Columbia, Columbia Business

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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad: Top 5 Canada
    Undergrad GPA: 3.98
    Type of Grad: Top 5 US Masters Finance
    Grad GPA: 5.0 / 5.0
    GRE: 160 V, 170 Q, 4.5 AW
    Math Courses: Calculus 3, Adv Calc, ODE, Analysis 1 and 2, Algebra 1 and 2, Linear Algebra, Probability, Stochastic Processes, Mathematical Finance
    Math Courses (grad-level): Mathematical Statistics 1 and 2, Generalized Linear Models, Sampling Theory, Adv Stochastic Processes (in progress)
    A in all math courses

    Econ Courses (grad-level): Econometrics 1 and 2 (taken at my undergrad institution), Stat Method in Economics (Phd level taken during my masters), Econometrics (Phd level taken during masters, in progress).
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Honors Micro 1 and 2, Honors Econ Stats 1 and 2, Honors Macro 1 and 2, Honors Econometrics 1 and 2, Game Theory, Advanced Economics 1 and 2, Monetary Economics (A-)
    A in all econ courses except monetary economics (won undergrad award for top honors econ student)

    Other Courses: Financial Engineering, Financial Markets, Advanced Corporate Finance, Data Structures, Other Finance Courses
    Letters of recommendation: Tenured Professor in Econometrics with whom I took 2 classes and received A's. Wrote large paper for the grad class. Tenured Professor in Macro. Received A in class and he also coached our Governor's Challenge (Canada's version of Fed Challenge) team which one first place. Professor in Macro with whom I took 2 courses and did small independent research project with.
    Research Experience: Limited. Did small independent research project
    Teaching Experience: None
    Research Interests: Econometrics, Financial Economics
    SOP: Standard
    Concerns: Lack of research experience
    Applying to: Harvard, HBS, MIT, Sloan, BC, Chicago, Columbia, CBS, NYU, Stern, Northwestern, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Wharton, Brown, CMU, JHU, Duke, UVA, Michigan, Wisconsin, WASHU, Stanford, Berkeley

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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad:
    Western European school, top 3 in the country
    Undergrad GPA:
    Top of class
    Type of Grad:
    Top UK department
    Grad GPA: Merit
    GRE: 168 Q, 162 V, 6.0 AWA
    Math Courses: Calculus, algebra, differential equations, set theory
    Econ Courses (grad-level): micro, macro, metrics, four field metrics courses
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level): three-year degree just in Econ
    Other Courses:
    n/a
    Letters of Recommendation: Two academics, one professional
    Research Experience:
    One year as RA, three years as research in government (three named publications), one year as econometric consultant
    Teaching Experience: None
    Research Interests:
    Fiscal policy, macro-labour, public finance
    SOP:
    Standard, with quite detailed interests though
    Concerns:
    It's been four years since leaving grad school; LORs
    Other:
    Applying to:
    LBS, LSE, Queen Mary, NYU, Wharton Applied Econ, Boston College, U Maryland College Park, Chicago Harris Public Policy, Stanford GSB

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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad:
    Large State University, top 50
    Undergrad GPA:
    3.90
    Type of Grad:
    None
    Grad GPA:
    GRE:
    161V 162Q 5.0
    Math Courses:
    All As: Calc 1-3, Statistics, Linear Algerbra, Intro to Proofs, and Real Analysis (this semester)
    Econ Courses (grad-level):
    none
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level):
    All As: Macro, Micro, Honors Econometrics, Special Topics, Environmental, and Honors Public Finance
    Other Courses:
    minor in environmental studies
    Letters of Recommendation:
    Econometrics professor, macro professor, and thesis advisor
    Research Experience:
    Intern at a Public Policy Center and Honors Thesis
    Teaching Experience:
    Tutor for macro
    Research Interests:
    Environmental and Climate Change Economics and Policy
    SOP:
    Basic
    Concerns:
    Low GRE and no grad courses
    Other:
    Applying to:
    UC- Berkeley, UC- Davis, UC-Irvine UC- San Diego, UC- Santa Barbara, UT-Austin, Rice, UT-Knoxville, UK- Lexington, GW, Georgetown, Cornell, Yale, Pitt, CMU, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa State, and Ohio State

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    Re: Roll Call 2017

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad: Private University Top 100 US News
    Undergrad GPA: 3.52
    Type of Grad:None
    Grad GPA: n/a
    GRE: 165/155/4.5 Q/V/A
    Math Courses: 3 Semesters Calc, Probability and Math Stat, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Topology
    Econ Courses (grad-level):
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Game Theory, Math Econ, Typical Econ Major Courses
    Other Courses:
    Letters of Recommendation: One from very well connected Health Economist, other two from Academic and Research Advisors (both econ)
    Research Experience: Two large health econ policy research projects as an RA for health econ consulting company
    Teaching Experience:
    Research Interests: Applied Micro, Health, Computational Econ
    SOP: Fine
    Concerns: GPA
    Other:
    Applying to: Northwestern Kellogg (MECS), Boston U, UC- Santa Barbara, UC- Irvine, UC- Santa Cruz, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Minnesota (Applied)

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