Hey all,

I'm wondering if there is any consensus on which Feds are, on average, the best at placing interns into Econ PhD programs. I know that the NY Fed and the Board are generally considered the "best" Feds. But what about the others?

I go to a top 10 undergraduate school, with a top 15-20 Econ department. I'd like to know, from a holistic point of view (taking into account letters of recommendations as well as spending the summer at a fun city), which Feds I should apply to for a summer internship, considering that the alternative is probably either RAing for an Econ prof at my school or getting started on my Honors thesis.

How would you rank these Feds in order of helpfulness when it comes to getting LORs:
Chicago
Philly
Boston
SF
Richmond
St Louis
Dallas
Kansas
Cleveland
Atlanta
Minneapolis (do they even recruit undergraduate RAs??)

Thank you.