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  1. [h=2]Economics Ph.D. Profile Evaluation[/h] PROFILE: Undergrad: Small, private university in India [ Nationally accredited top 15 engineering school] Degree: Bachelor of Engineering Undergrad Major: Civil Engineering [First Class with Distinction] Undergrad GPA: Cumulative: 9.47/10 US Equivalent GPA: 3.63/4 [Evaluated by WES] US Equivalent Degree: Bachelor's Degree [Graduated with Honors] Undergrad Math Courses: Calculus I & II (A's) • Linear Algebra (A), Real Analysis (B) • Numerical Analysis (A). These courses are obscured on the undergrad transcript as Mathematics I,II,III,IV, and V. Grad: Peking University, China [Top ranked public research university]. Degree: Master of Economics Grad GPA: 89/100 US Equivalent GPA: 3.47/4 [Evaluated by WES] US Equivalent Degree: Master's Degree Full Tuition Waiver & a couple of other private scholarships. Important Graduate Econ Courses: Microeconomics (A) • Applied Econometrics (A) • Advanced Econometrics (B) • Financial Economics (A) • Financial Modeling (A) . Time Series Econometrics (A) Research: Master's thesis on investor sentiment. Econometrically intensive. Final Grade - A. Teaching Assistantships in International Finance, Business Mathematics, Business Ethics, and Marketing Research. 4 years of post-masters work experience. GRE: 170(Q), 169 (V), 5.0(AWA) TOEFL: 118/120 Letters of Recommendation: 2 Graduate Professors, 1 Supervisor 1. Graduate Professor 1: • Assistant Professor • Master's thesis adviser • Taught International Finance (A) and Macroeconomics (B) • Teaching Assistantship in International Finance 2. Graduate Professor 2: • Associate Professor (Tenured) • Had her for Financial Markets (A) and Investments (B). 3. Current Supervisor: • Academic Director at the education consulting firm I work at. • Will mostly write a recommendation letter talking about professionalism and work ethics. I am thinking about approaching an undergraduate professor to write the third LoR, but I graduated back in 2013 and the department of civil engineering has since then has seen some churn.
  2. PROFILE Type of Undergrad: BE Structural Engineering [Top Indian school, Dean's list, First Class Honors] Undergrad GPA: 9.47/10 Type of Grad: M.Econ in Economics and Finance [Top Chinese school - Tsinghua, Peking, Fudan. Full Tuition Scholarship] Grad GPA: 91/100 (percent) GRE: 169Q/170V/5.5W TOEFL: 119 Math Courses: Calculus I&II, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Business Mathematics (M.Econ). Undergrad transcript only says Mathematics I,II,III, and IV. I have an additional certificate of curriculum breakdown and grade. Econ Courses: Intermediate Micro/Macro, Financial Economics, Advanced Financial Economics, Applied Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, International Finance, Economics of Poverty, Financial Markets, Investments, Economics of Public Issues, Financial Modeling, Industrial Organization, and Consumer Behavior. Letters of Recommendation: 1 Econ Prof (Thesis advisor, TA'ed for) | Two Econ Prof (took courses, grade A and B) Research Experience: BE UG thesis | M.Econ. thesis (finance, econometrics heavy) | Part-time RA in business ethics. Teaching Experience: TA (International Finance, Business Mathematics, Business Ethics, and Marketing Management) Research Interests: Development Econ, Macro and Finance SOP: I haven't worked on it yet but I will detail my undergrad and grad research experience, interest in academia, and data science work experience. Others: Two years in data science and predictive analytics after M.Econ. Competent coder (Proficient in MATLAB, Python, R, C++, and Julia) | Mandarin Chinese speaker (HSK 5) I am applying to PhD Econ programs in NUS, HKU, CUHK, HKUST and Insead. Do you recommend any other schools in Asia? I have an interest in marketing and consumer behavior as well? What can I add to this profile for a business management PhD program?
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