Type of Undergrad: East Asia, top in my country
Undergrad GPA: 3.85/4.0 (same for major GPA)
Type of Grad: Econ
Grad GPA: 3.98/4.0
GRE: 168 Q 151 V 3.0 AWA
Math Courses(undergrad): Calculus through Multivariable Calculus(A), Linear Algebra 1&2(A,A+), Differential Equations(A), Mathematical Statistics(A+), Real Analysis 1&2(A+,A), Topology(A+), Stochastic Process(A+), Financial Mathematics(A+)
Math Courses(grad-level):Real Analysis 1&2(A,A) Topology(A), Functional analysis(A-) Econ Courses (grad-level): Micro1(A), Macro1(A), Metrics1(A+), Adv. Macro(A), Asset Pricing(A+), Panel Regression(A) Econ Courses (undergrad: Standard intermediate courses including econometrics (one A-, remainings all A or A+)
Other Courses: Lots of liberal arts requirements
Letters of Recommendation: One professor who is MA thesis adviser and I RA'd for 1 year, and co-authored one paper(submitted), but not well-known, phd from US top 15
One from who I TA for 1 year, not very well-know, phd from Top 10
One from who I take a grad-level econ course and supervised my paper, well-known, phd from top10
I feel all letters must be strong.
Research Experience: Thesis paper which I co-author with the first professor and submitted.
Teaching Experience: TA for various undergrad courses for 3 years
Research Interests: Macro, Labor
Concerns: Low English test score
My dream school is Penn. But low test score is my concerns. I'm going to apply most of top 10 ~30 schools.