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  1. To clarify the results of my acquaintances is w.r.t. Harvard Extension not NetMath. I heard good things about NetMath but Harvard Extension Math 23 is probably the way to go if you're missing basic analysis.
  2. Yes, my acquaintances who did this have been admitted to top 10 in previous years so it's just about as credible as they come.
  3. Check out self-paced online math at NetMath or online math at Harvard Extension too. Both are well-recognized and I have a few predoc friends who took Math 23A as their analysis course through H Extension.
  4. @yitz15, my prior is that admissions at the top 5-10 will be significantly easier for Fall 2022 entry because the top applicants this cycle won't be re-applying and there's a lot less winner-take-all this cycle than usual. Thus I wouldn't bank on there being a critical mass of applicants with good offers this cycle forgoing enrollment to re-apply next year due to trickle-down. Moreover, schools aren't going to be granting nearly as many deferrals as last year. So as long as schools return to admitting normal cohort sizes next year, next year will be significantly improved. And we have every reason to believe they will because bear in mind that it's the combination of deferrals last year and the job market being bad that forced departments to cut funding and cohort sizes this cycle to support more 6th year students.
  5. Fall 2022 entry should be much easier than this cycle (if not easier than precovid year), as the schools I've talked to are going to be less generous about granting deferrals this year than last year, so my guess is next year is going to be much less impacted.
  6. I agree with Huzker and would lean either NW or Booth in your position. NW is underrated and strong in several areas of micro, including market design. Booth/Chicago also has solid applied micro and market design people. Yale to me doesn't seem like as good a fit for your interests.
  7. I understand now, and I appreciate you for sharing! Good luck with your decision as well, sounds like you also have some great options on the table and a tough decision ahead.
  8. Good to hear another perspective on Harvard Bus-Ec versus Harvard econ, interesting that "HBS Bus Ec ~ MIT > Harvard." Seems like most posters agree that Harvard Bus-Ec > Harvard econ, and I may need to update my prior bias against Bus-Ec just because it's situated within a business school.
  9. Upvoted for your explanations, thank you! I am curious to hear others' thoughts as well, especially @hallowedelegy because they also mentioned this idea.
  10. You said "aside from Harvard," so does that mean you think in Harvard's case the Business Economics strictly dominates the economics program? Why do you think this is for Harvard specifically?
  11. I understand that Harvard Business Economics is the same program as Harvard econ in terms of coursework and advising, but I'm asking whether there's a difference in perception of prestige on the job market. Of course job market outcomes are largely due to the quality of one's JMP but all else equal is one seen as better or worse than the other? At the end of the day I don't want to choose Business Economics over traditional economics if it's seen as the program people go to if they didn't get into "proper economics" programs. I have heard some students say this, though among business school faculty it sounds like Business Economics is seen as more prestigious than its econ counterpart because it's more selective to get into.
  12. Interesting that you bring up Northwestern. I also have an offer from Northwestern Managerial Economics and Strategy (their Business Economics equivalent) but hadn't been considering them as strongly. Given that I'm personally biased against Stanford and the West Coast in general for PhD, how would you evaluate {Harvard econ, Harvard Business School Business Econ, Columbia Business School, Northwestern Kellogg} for my interests in theory, also factoring in the potential for my interests to shift slightly over time (though still be focused on micro)?
  13. When you say that "Business Econ programmes are also a lot more competitive" are you referring to admissions being tougher (I've already been admitted to the aforementioned programmes) or the actual programme being tougher or more cutthroat once you're in? I'm mainly worried about Business Econ's perception as a programme for finance guys to place into business schools whereas I'm interested in traditional econ academia.
  14. What are people's opinions on business economics versus economics for someone with theory interests? So what's the verdict on urch? How would these programs stack up? (Redacted.)
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