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PotentialEconGrad
10-08-2008, 07:49 PM
Hey everyone,

I am a senior in a small, reputed (sort of) college in the US. I plan to purse a PhD program in economics after I finish my undergrad. I am actually confused about the difference in ARE program and a regular economics program. I've heard that its easier to get into the ARE program. But can someone please highlight the difference between the two programs. Many of the universities seem to have a different department for ARE and Economics.

Thanks.

asquare
10-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Here are four previous threads on the subject, with lots of information.

http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-econo...partments.html
http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-econo...economics.html
http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-econo...-programs.html
http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-econo...s-schools.html

diesel
10-09-2008, 12:58 PM
I'm afraid none of the links are opening up. Can anyone reconfirm?

Gecko
10-09-2008, 01:17 PM
off-hand, what I can remember amongst those threads, the placements (after phd) may not be as good as the usual departments.

as for easier requirements, it seems that the answer is yes.

asquare
10-09-2008, 01:25 PM
Try these. You can also look a the thread at the top of the forum about frequently asked questions -- these threads are listed on the first page of that thread.

http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/85597-making-case-arec-departments.html
http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/86755-job-market-job-opportunities-phd-agriculture-resource-economics.html
http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/67527-agricultural-applied-programs.html
http://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/58330-thoughts-ag-econ-ms-schools.html