I think the distinction from Nottingham should open doors and help you get into decent schools. Why do you think it's worth nothing?
Type of Undergrad: BA in Economics and Computer Science from top 5 lib art college (US), BS in Economics top 10 turkish uni.
Undergrad GPA:3.0 for US (only econ modules avg), 3.19 for Turkey
Type of Grad: Msc in Economics from top 5 UK uni, Msc in Econometrics from top 10 turkish uni.
Grad GPA: Distinction from UK (70%), 3.25 from Turkey
GRE: Not taken yet
Math Courses: Diff Eq., Real Analysis, (though irrelevant self-taught Abstract Algebra)
Econ Courses (grad-level): UK - Macro, Micro, Metrics, Monetary Theory, Financial and Macro Metrics, Adv. Macro, Time Series; Turkey - Time Series 1&2, Micrometrics, Metrics theory, IO, Decision Theory
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Adv Micro&Macro, Growth, Adv. Metrics, Experimental Econ., Game Theory 1&2, Monetary Theory, International Economics, International Finance, History of Economic Thought, Decision Theory and bunch of other useless modules...
Other Courses: Artificial Intelligence, Programming Languages (I added them here just b/c they are low-key relevant)
Letters of Recommendation: 2 from UK Masters: Head of Department decent researcher in applied metrics, Micro ***. prof decent in evolutionary game theory 1 from Turkey if need be: Not recognized Prof. yet worked with her for her micro textbook so somewhat interesting letter of recommendation
Research Experience: Dissertations: US undergrad - Basically a lit review of ABM with an addiction model; UK - Coevolutionary Social Networks and ABM almost publishable quality (need a better computer for better simulations); Turkey - Nested Multinominal Logit Modelling to analyse macrodynamics (in process...); Also have other research papers: from UK on: NK Model with macroprudential (through dynare) for UK, Structural VAR Modelling (through microfit) for UK, Cigarette Demands in Turkey through ARDL Bounds test with bunch of (now a days absolete) structural break tests research papers; from US on: An experimental econ. research on cheating and reciprocity
Teaching Experience: In US: Tutor for intro to Micro and Adv. Micro, TA for intro to Micro and Adv. Micro; In Turkey: unofficial RA for a prof (the lady I prev. mentioned); in couple of months hopefully RA for Econ Theory Department
Research Interests: Kind of all over the place: Applied econometrics (*AR modelling (more recently non-linear modelling), Forecasting, Micrometric methods applied to macro), Microeconomics (Evolutionary Game Theory, of secondary importance: experimental and behavioral economics), ABM (Coevolutionary models for non-cooperative games)
SOP: No clue yet, dont worry too much about it, l'll write standart stuff
Concerns: Terrible grades for my BA from US (was more interested in learning stuff then getting good grades) I hope that my BA was a while ago (2010 graduate) and since then I am in a trend of getting gradually higher grades. Funding...
Other: Having multiple diplomas is rather confusing to adcoms, it helps in my case as I had terrible grades from my BA. They are all full-time studies, it is just that turkish universities are relatively easy.
Applying to: (PhD) Canada - Simon Fraser, Mcmaster, Carleton, Western Ontario, UBC (?); US - Michigan U. (?), George Mason, Iowa State, Ohio State, UT Dallas, UT Austin, UCSB, UCSD; Europe - Bonn, Konstanz, Tinbergen, SSE, Nottingham, Cambridge (just because of one of my letter of recommendation writter has contacts there). Honestly, this is a preliminary list I have no clue where I can get in... To be honest, all I want is to get into TI with funding... I would like to get some help on wher to apply as I still have no clue what to do any 2 cents will be appreciated...
I basically copy pasted my profile from the roll card 2014 thread. I don't know if anyone will be interested in giving some advices but I just dont wanna end up not getting admitted to anywhere. I basically took the Msc in economics from Nottingham Uni to increase my chances. Now I have a distinction from the modules and my dissertation and now I realize like it is worth nothing... I am good at time series econometrics and low key like it but I find micro more interesting. I am looking for a place where I can pursue either time series or micro with a focus on evolutionary dynamics. The only place I can come up with is Tinbergen. I dream of being a part of their CSC (Cooperative Bhaviour, Strategic Interaction and Complex Systems) research group. My other major problem is I am out of money and I am a non-EU guy. So I cannot afford to pay for tinbergen and I wonder if I have any chance on 1st being admitted and 2nd getting funding...
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