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    Explain why OP will have a problem applying to...

    Explain why OP will have a problem applying to top 10? Obviously getting into top 10 is always a crapshoot, but as you mentioned, the only two drawbacks are B+'s in PhD courses and W in Real...
  2. What about classes taken from non-credit courses?...

    What about classes taken from non-credit courses? For example, I am also thinking of taking classes from Georgia Tech Professional Education program which offers non-degree non-credit classes through...
  3. Taking Non Degree Grad Classes -- Necessary to Report in Application?

    Hi Everyone,

    I am thinking of enrolling in some Non-Degree Graduate Statistics courses offered via Stanford's Online platform. More specifically, it is the Stanford Center for Professional...
  4. All you've done is line up an interview. Congrats...

    All you've done is line up an interview. Congrats on the interview but I wouldn't sweat it. No guarantees you'll get the job yet. Also, I'm confused. Is the ra position backup in case you don't get...
  5. What happens if you don't report external funding?

    This is a complete hypothetical, but the question I pose is the exact one in the title.

    What happens if you do somehow get external funding, but decide not to report it to the university. What...
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    Thanks! Yeah, I noticed that the Javits is...

    Thanks! Yeah, I noticed that the Javits is currently not funded anymore? Any notice on if/when that will be back up?
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    Funding a PhD in Economics

    Are there any outside scholarships to apply for regarding a PhD in Econ? The only main one I can find is the NSF grant.
  8. Interesting, do you plan on going to grad school...

    Interesting, do you plan on going to grad school (2Iron)?
  9. perhaps working as a research analyst for an...

    perhaps working as a research analyst for an economics/litigation consulting firm within antitrust/competition practice area
  10. Federal Reserve vs. Econ Consulting Firm

    Hi,

    In terms of gaining research experience and getting into econ grad school, which would be a better experience: Working as an RA for the Fed, or working as an RA for an Econ Consulting firm?
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    Instead of a PhD into Econ -- what about PhD into...

    Instead of a PhD into Econ -- what about PhD into business school, like PhD in Finance -- or hell even PhD in Accounting (the accounting is half-kidding).

    The only reason why I say that, and...
  12. Is it possible to take graduate classes but not enrolled in a full-time program?

    This is just a question purely based out of curiosity, and I imagine it would vary by specific program/university. But suppose one is working in NYC and decides to take graduate courses in Math...
  13. How would a Masters degree affect admissions to Econ PhD program?

    Let's say a Masters in Stats, or Masters in Mathematical Finance, or even Masters in Econ (like NYU)?

    How would these be viewed? Would they have a positive, neutral, or negative effect on an Econ...
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    Hi OP! I agree with OneArmedEcon -- if you really...

    Hi OP! I agree with OneArmedEcon -- if you really hate your job after two months there's no way it can be a long-term career. That said, I would advise against reacting to your first two months of...
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    Hey guys, thanks for the advice. I think the...

    Hey guys, thanks for the advice. I think the general consensus is that:


    I don't seem like I am a hundred percent committed to going to grad school
    Because of this, I probably should take the...
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