Undergrad: Large State School around 50th nationally
Major/Minor: Econ Major, Stat and Math minor
International Monetary Economics: A
Environmental Economics: A
Intermediate Micro: A
Intermediate Macro: A
Time Series Econometrics: A
Game Theory: A
Calc 1: B+
Calc 2: A
Calc 3: A-
Intro to Proofs: A
Intro to Analysis: A
Linear Algebra w/ Proofs: B+
Statistical Inference: A
Applied Experimental Designs: B+
Applied Regression Analysis: A
Mathematical Statistics I: A
Mathematical Statistics II: A-
Last Set of Classes that I'm taking in the fall:
Econ of Education
R (strong), RATS (used for one class, I think this program is awful), LaTeX (learning this for a nice looking thesis)
Did Literature Review for a Professor one semester on a research topic he was exploring.
With the same Professor, did a one-on-one class where he taught me discrete choice and how to code the models
Tutored Intermediate Micro for 2 years.
Interned at Porsche Cars North America last fall where I used some techniques I learned in Time Series to forecast car sales.
During my Junior year I developed Crohn's Disease, it has been very hard for me. However, I recently found a treatment that looks like is getting me back to "normal." For this reason I am graduating in 4 and 1/2 years, which is not what I originally planned.
Writing my thesis on transportation demand estimation (using the famous Train discrete choice book). My adviser says that its the most ambitious senior thesis hes ever seen, however I don't go to an amazing school so I'll take that with a grain of salt
One really strong letter from a professor I've worked with a while. One from My Intro to Analysis professor, and one from my thesis adviser. (I think the two economist letters should be pretty good
My adviser seems to think that anything below 30 I should be really strong for, and have a decent chance 15-25. What do you guys think?
Thanks for reading!
I think your advisor is right about the schools ranked below 30. I think he/she might be a bit too optimistic about your chances at the 15-25 ranked schools. I'd say you are competitive for those places, but I wouldn't say you have "decent chance". That phrase sounds to me like you should expect to get in with relative ease, which I don't think is true
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