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Re: Difference between Economic Policy & Public Economics?
So this is an example of what I meant when I said your knowledge of PhD study is limited. Almost all DSGE research uses Dynare, which is entirely MATLAB-based. MATLAB is nowhere near dead, or as someone already said it might be the most used program in economics. At this stage when you donít know much about academic research tools just yet, I would refrain from making statements such statement about any particular program. Also, as I have said, it seems to me you still donít appreciate how competitive this whole thing is
Originally Posted by dogbones
I would surmise that as long as your application makes it through the cutoff round, it would be seriously looked at. The lack of record sending people to PhD programs would concern me, especially for someone with a not-so-stellar undergraduate record who plans on doing an MA at the same school.