Sponsored Ad:
See the top rated post in this thread. Click here

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Rochester/BU/PSU in Macro

  1. #1
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Rochester/BU/PSU in Macro

    Sponsored Ad:
    Hi, wish I can get some help or thoughts....
    I got offers from these schools but cannot see which one is dominant. My current interest is in macro, and rochester seems to be good at it traditionally. But BU has more advantage in location (which also means expensive to live). Although psu is a rising department with pretty good funding, I'm not sure of its marco performance.....Many thanks for sharing

  2. #2
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Rochester/BU/PSU in Macro

    Hi Steve! Same offers here lol. As far as what I know, if you are only interested in macro, maybe Rochester is still better. People say that they get very close interactions with professors there. BU certainly has a better location, however. But some say that they're not as strong as before as well in macro coz there seems to be no leader. Everyone says PSU is strong in trade, metrics and theory (micro), but the choice in macro might be a bit limited. Just for your information. Hope you can make a good choice!

  3. #3
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Rochester/BU/PSU in Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by cwlst View Post
    Hi Steve! Same offers here lol. As far as what I know, if you are only interested in macro, maybe Rochester is still better. People say that they get very close interactions with professors there. BU certainly has a better location, however. But some say that they're not as strong as before as well in macro coz there seems to be no leader. Everyone says PSU is strong in trade, metrics and theory (micro), but the choice in macro might be a bit limited. Just for your information. Hope you can make a good choice!
    Thank you cwlst! I agree with you and actually I'm inclined to rochester. But I've heard that rochester is not as influential as before, do you think we should consider this (hypothetic) trend in the future?
    Anyway I really appreciate your sharing and wish you have the best choice. Maybe we end up in the same program lol

  4. #4
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Rochester/BU/PSU in Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Thank you cwlst! I agree with you and actually I'm inclined to rochester. But I've heard that rochester is not as influential as before, do you think we should consider this (hypothetic) trend in the future?
    Anyway I really appreciate your sharing and wish you have the best choice. Maybe we end up in the same program lol
    Hi, umm, yes, IMO we should consider the trend as well, especially we should look at the placement I guess. PSU seems to have the best placement record among these three, but your interest is certainly more important - if you do well and become a star then you'll definitely end up in a good place. I may be slightly inclined to PSU at the moment as I find trade and 'metrics interesting, but I am also struggling on the location lol. Boston seems to be very appealing to be honest.

  5. #5
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    1


    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Rochester/BU/PSU in Macro

    Overall, those three are very close... Rochester is probably the macro standout, PSU trade, and BU 'metrics. The BU location would be very nice though... there would be an abundance of great seminars in the area.

  6. #6
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    10
    Rep Power
    5


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Rochester/BU/PSU in Macro

    I went to BU for my master's and I can attest to the great location. MIT/Harvard/BC are all nearby, so the seminars will be great!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Maryland vs Rochester [Macro]
    By maoster in forum PhD in Economics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-09-2018, 02:45 PM
  2. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-19-2017, 10:52 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-01-2016, 06:05 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2010, 02:39 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •