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    Profile Evaluation for PhD in Economics

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    I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a realistic take on admissions possibilities here. I know that I want to do research and teach.

    Type of Undergrad: Liberal arts college: Honors Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy Minor (probably top 30? LAC)

    Undergrad GPA: Overall 3.98, Math 4.0, Econ lower than overall

    Type of Grad: N/A

    Grad GPA: N/A

    GRE: 169Q,170V,4.5W

    Math: Calc I and II in HS, Calc III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Intro to Proofs, Real Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Probability, Math Stats, a ML course focused on language, Advanced Multivariate Calculus. I got an A in all my math classes.

    Econ: Intro Micro, Intro Macro, Micro Theory (A-), Macro Theory, Intro Metrics, Advanced International Macro, Advanced Macro (a ts forecasting class), Labor (A-),Math Econ. All classes Aís or A+ís except for the ones noted.

    Other Courses: Intro Programming, some Poli Sci stuff

    Recommendations: Iíve asked one prof, havenít asked another yet, but I think at least two very good ones.

    Research Experience: Wrote a Honors Thesis.

    Research Interests: Macro/Monetary. Maybe a bit of theoretical IO or Health.

    Concerns: I didnít go to a top school for undergrad. My research experience is also pretty sparse.

    Other: At the school I went to, I won the award for both top Economics and top Mathematics graduating major.

    Applying to: Was hoping for top 10, would still be very happy to get into top 20.

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for PhD in Economics

    Are you planning to apply this fall for PhD programs starting next fall? Will you be doing any RA during the year you have off?

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for PhD in Economics

    You have a pretty good shot. It will help if your school has sent students to top programs in the past and it will help more if the people writing your letters of recommendation have done so.

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    Re: Profile Evaluation for PhD in Economics

    I am working right now, I'm not completely decided on whether or not to apply this cycle or next, but I am strongly leaning towards next.

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    Hi hyperx,

    Maybe while you're working you can beef up any coding skills or maybe take some online courses, read some mass market econ books (Krugman, Shiller, and others), or start working on some independent research projects?

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    That third letter is going to be very important. Important enough to spend time between undergrad and grad school if you don't secure one by the time you apply.

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