academicus

11-04-2007, 03:40 PM

Well, my ultimate goal is to pursue my PhD in a top-5 department. Thus I will first go for a masters degree, not sure which one though.

PROFILE:

Undergrad Institution: small private school in turkey, top-3 in country but not in the econ rankings

Undergrad Majors: Economics, Mathematics(minor)

Undergrad GPA: 3.8 overall, 3.9 Economics, 3.7 Math

Ranking: 1st among the ones with econ major, math minor, 2nd in the economics. (first guy takes accounting courses solely)

GRE: did not take yet, but it will be 800Q/420ishV

Math Courses: two year calculus (single-multi variable) both A-, linear algebra B- (i know, i know, i hated the teacher), discrete math A-, probability A, statistics A, Real Analysis A, Abstract Algebra B+, Topology, Functional Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Measure Theory. (these are yet to be graded, mostly A's and A-'s)

Econ Courses: Intro Micro A, intro macro A, intro games A, econometrics A, industrial organization A, advanced micro A, game theory A, independent study A, welfare A-, public B+.

Other Courses: intro to computer science A.

Research Experience: a concrete but unfinished work on Oligopolistic Market Replikas, using Shapley-Shubik markets.

Letters of Recommendation: A very strong one from a new-publisher economist who got his PhD from UMN, one strong one from my real-analysis prof, from Berkeley, the other one will be good, with his PhD from BU.

Teaching Experience: Game Theory TA.

Research Interests: Game Theory, Micro theory, Social Choice.

SOP: yet to see: ).

Other: executive of the MUN club for 3 years, got various awards form it.

Basically, i am looking for a masters programme that will bounce me to the top-5 programs. Any suggestions? These are the schools in my mind:

carlos iii, upf, ubc, uwo, lse (if any scholarship is available)

what do you think?

PROFILE:

Undergrad Institution: small private school in turkey, top-3 in country but not in the econ rankings

Undergrad Majors: Economics, Mathematics(minor)

Undergrad GPA: 3.8 overall, 3.9 Economics, 3.7 Math

Ranking: 1st among the ones with econ major, math minor, 2nd in the economics. (first guy takes accounting courses solely)

GRE: did not take yet, but it will be 800Q/420ishV

Math Courses: two year calculus (single-multi variable) both A-, linear algebra B- (i know, i know, i hated the teacher), discrete math A-, probability A, statistics A, Real Analysis A, Abstract Algebra B+, Topology, Functional Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Measure Theory. (these are yet to be graded, mostly A's and A-'s)

Econ Courses: Intro Micro A, intro macro A, intro games A, econometrics A, industrial organization A, advanced micro A, game theory A, independent study A, welfare A-, public B+.

Other Courses: intro to computer science A.

Research Experience: a concrete but unfinished work on Oligopolistic Market Replikas, using Shapley-Shubik markets.

Letters of Recommendation: A very strong one from a new-publisher economist who got his PhD from UMN, one strong one from my real-analysis prof, from Berkeley, the other one will be good, with his PhD from BU.

Teaching Experience: Game Theory TA.

Research Interests: Game Theory, Micro theory, Social Choice.

SOP: yet to see: ).

Other: executive of the MUN club for 3 years, got various awards form it.

Basically, i am looking for a masters programme that will bounce me to the top-5 programs. Any suggestions? These are the schools in my mind:

carlos iii, upf, ubc, uwo, lse (if any scholarship is available)

what do you think?