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    What are your summer goals?

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    Without further ado, what are your goals for the summer? What things do you want to learn, what books do you want to read, how are you going to become a better economist, etc. ?

    I'll start things off:
    -Learn real analysis; get through Rudin.
    -Go through Alvin Roth's experimental econ lecture notes online.
    -Knock out the GRE.
    -Read a Monetary History of the United States.
    -Finish my econ thesis and math thesis.
    -Narrow my list of grad schools I'll apply to.
    -Begin working on my NSF app.
    -Learn the ways of the "mathemagician" Arthur Benjamin.
    -Silly, but know every Nobel Prize winner, what year they won, and understand contributions to economics.
    -Oh yeah, relax and enjoy a few beers.

    I look forward to everyone's responses.

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    Two or three conference presentations
    GRE, GMAT perhaps
    Started third working paper
    .......
    PS. I'm a 2nd year master student.

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    Improve math background (multivariate calc, diff eq, linear algebra)
    Read, both econ related and non econ stuff. You need a break every now and then!
    Research with an econ prof.
    GRE. 800 is the goal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by For Liberty View Post
    -Learn real analysis; get through Rudin.
    -Go through Alvin Roth's experimental econ lecture notes online.
    -Knock out the GRE.
    -Read a Monetary History of the United States.
    -Finish my econ thesis and math thesis.
    -Narrow my list of grad schools I'll apply to.
    -Begin working on my NSF app.
    -Learn the ways of the "mathemagician" Arthur Benjamin.
    -Silly, but know every Nobel Prize winner, what year they won, and understand contributions to economics.





    -Oh yeah, relax and enjoy a few beers.
    I think those may be incompatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by For Liberty View Post
    -Silly, but know every Nobel Prize winner, what year they won, and understand contributions to economics.
    I actually had something similar in mind, but I was thinking of going by a list of the most cited journal articles. I will probably skip some of the econometric ones, though, since there does seem to be a bit of a bias towards technical econometric papers in the list I found.

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    Oh yeah, relax and enjoy a few beers.

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    I will be:
    -Taking a game theory course this summer, so I'm going to focus on learning as much Game Theory as I can in the next 6 weeks.
    -Doing research with the health economist and chief scientist at a major health insurance provider .
    -Reading through a few journal articles per week to narrow my senior thesis idea and eventually begin a lit review.
    -Reading for leisure nightly.
    -Relaxing on the weekends: hanging out with friends, drinking beer, enjoying the summer.

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    ... how do you pay rent?

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    -Learn to ride a bicycle
    -Learn LaTex (probably just LyX)
    -Make a good dent in my stack of books
    -Play through a bit of my backlog of video games (and get a crazy high rank in Halo)
    -Relax, etc.
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    In order of priority....
    - learn Matlab (this needs to get done urgently)
    - have fun
    - finish the two databases I am preparing for myself
    (I am pretty sure with "have fund" up there on the priority list I will never get to do the stuff below)
    - read papers
    - do a bit of review on first-year micro i took this year

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