Longhornomics

10-25-2012, 12:19 AM

Hi all,

First post here.

I'm a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics and Economics (obviously), and next semester, I'm considering taking a graduate course in Public Finance - graduate Micro and graduate Econometrics are both recommended, and I don't have either (I'll actually be taking graduate Econometrics concurrently, though, and may have enough background in that to deal with the empirical portion of public finance that's studied in the second half of the course). As far as coursework goes, I've taken (and gotten all A's in) Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Intermediate Micro, Intermediate Macro, and I'm enrolled this semester in Real Analysis, Stochastic Processes, and Applied Statistics. The professor for the graduate class told me to try it out and play it by ear - if I don't feel comfortable with the work, I can drop.

Were I to take the class, my semester would consist of graduate Econometrics, graduate Public Finance, Real Analysis II, and probably some easy core elective, and maybe a P.E. course for grins. Were I not, I'd probably substitute Topology I in for Public Finance and leave just about everything else in place.

I appreciate any feedback!

First post here.

I'm a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Mathematics and Economics (obviously), and next semester, I'm considering taking a graduate course in Public Finance - graduate Micro and graduate Econometrics are both recommended, and I don't have either (I'll actually be taking graduate Econometrics concurrently, though, and may have enough background in that to deal with the empirical portion of public finance that's studied in the second half of the course). As far as coursework goes, I've taken (and gotten all A's in) Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Intermediate Micro, Intermediate Macro, and I'm enrolled this semester in Real Analysis, Stochastic Processes, and Applied Statistics. The professor for the graduate class told me to try it out and play it by ear - if I don't feel comfortable with the work, I can drop.

Were I to take the class, my semester would consist of graduate Econometrics, graduate Public Finance, Real Analysis II, and probably some easy core elective, and maybe a P.E. course for grins. Were I not, I'd probably substitute Topology I in for Public Finance and leave just about everything else in place.

I appreciate any feedback!