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    I really want to get an Econ PhD. I'm really passionate about research, but I think my profile has some weak points. Maybe I should give up, and settle for a masters.

    What do you guys think?


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    BA in Econ, Latin American U, ranked probably 200-300 in the world
    Undergrad GPA: 3.2
    Type of Grad: M.A in economics
    Grad GPA: 3.6
    GRE:
    Q: 164 / V: 163 / AW: Still dont know
    Math Courses: Calc I (B) Calc II (C) Calc III (C) Prob Theory (B-) Statistics (A-) Mathematical Economics (C) Real Analysis (A-)
    Econ Courses (grad-level): Lots of classes, decent grades (A-)
    Econ Courses (undergrad-level):Lots of classes, cecent grades (A-)
    Other Courses:
    Letters of Recommendation: Cornell and Tolouse PhD's working at a Latin american Central Bank. NYU and Tolouse PhD's at a Latin American Univerity.
    Research Experience: 6 years working at a latin american central bank. 5 coauthored papers in second tier journas. A solo paper in Economic Systems.
    Teaching Experience: Almost none. Some TA experience as an undergrad.
    Research Interests: Macroeconomics and Finance
    SOP: Working on it
    Concerns: Low GRE (I can retake it again) and low math GPA
    Other:
    Applying to: Barcelona GSE, LSE, Pari
    s SE, Stockholm SE, Carlos III. CEMFI.

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    Re: Should I even try to get into a PhD in Econ?? Looking for some advice

    Please, anyone?

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    Re: Should I even try to get into a PhD in Econ?? Looking for some advice

    Did you check the admissions and results thread? You could try to search for people with similar profiles as yours.

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