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    That's what I figured.

    I guess every school that admitted me saw my best letter first or something
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    Pretty much what I thought as well. However, from what we were told in a phd application information session, they don't really care how famous the guy is, as long as he/she did a good phd. For instance, my certain LOR writer is a Harvard PhD, as well as a potential one. Although they're quite unknown, they both know what it takes to do a top PhD, as so are quite credible

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    It surprises me that you keep misspelling Enrique Mendoza's name. I hope you don't address him as Professor Mentoza

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    do you actually know those guys? if so i'm guessing youre related to some hotshot?
    in: brown, boston u
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Keen View Post
    It surprises me that you keep misspelling Enrique Mendoza's name. I hope you don't address him as Professor Mentoza
    It was just a mistyping mistake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by italos View Post
    It was just a mistyping mistake!
    Then you made the same mistake on another thread. That's what drew my attention.

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    I heard a type of selection like this... However, I heard that firstly they look GRE Quant and Math, Econ classes...

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    It seems to me that everything on your CV is a necessary condition for entry to the top ten but not sufficient. Especially for internationals and at the top 5. The LOR is by far the most important aspect. However, it is non trivial to get somebody credible to stick his/her neck out for you, but then again getting a chance to show your stuff to such a person is in some way determined by luck.

    Not sure where italos is hanging out on the weekends but hes had more top economist face time than I expect to get during my entire phd.
    now for tenure... game never ends

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    Quote Originally Posted by econphilomath View Post
    It seems to me that everything on your CV is a necessary condition for entry to the top ten but not sufficient. Especially for internationals and at the top 5. The LOR is by far the most important aspect. However, it is non trivial to get somebody credible to stick his/her neck out for you, but then again getting a chance to show your stuff to such a person is in some way determined by luck.

    Not sure where italos is hanging out on the weekends but hes had more top economist face time than I expect to get during my entire phd.
    I agree. All factors are necessary but not sufficient. That being said, a low GRE is generally a fatal issue whereas others can often be overcome through SOP or LOR. I'm talking mainly about poor GPA that was dragged down due to one poor year that can be explained by extenuating circumstances.

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