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    Re: Profile Evaluation - Real Analysis I Grade

    No one will care in the slightest about one A-.
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    Re: Mentioning Math papers in Econ SOP?

    There is nothing wrong with mentioning class papers you have written.

    They are very unlikely to get much attention unless (a) they are published or (b) they are so good that your letter writers...
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    Re: Engineering BS before econ PhD

    Just fine so long a you take some econ as well.

    There is the usual question of if you are studying engineering, how do you know you want to do an econ PhD?
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    Re: Profile Eval, Fall 2021

    There's no exact answer. Top third will probably help some, but what you really want is for the professor to be able to write a letter saying you are an outstanding student.

    Also, remember that...
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    Re: Profile Eval, Fall 2021

    This is a good suggestion, even taking just PhD micro would help a lot...assuming you can arrange to rank high in the class.
  6. Re: Advice for someone starting a PhD programme without Real Analysis

    You've gotten several good pieces of advice above, but let me add one more thought based on your being out of school for a few years and saying that you feel rusty. In many ways math is like a...
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    Re: RAships, internships, and prospects in PhD

    Cleaning the data ain't the signal. Being creative, responsible, and showing initiative while cleaning the data is the signal.
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    Re: RAships, internships, and prospects in PhD

    A very large fraction of economic research begins with cleaning data. You're learning a valuable skill.

    In addition, one often comes up with insights about the world while looking at data. And...
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    Re: Fall 2021 Profile Evaluation

    Ask the faculty from the top 5 place who are writing you letters whether top 10 is appropriate. If they say yes, you are very likely to get in.
  10. Re: Seeking Coursework Advice | Early Undergrad

    Both Bayes and coloradoecon have pointed you to being a research assistant or doing an independent thesis. They are right.

    Past some point, getting experience doing research is much more important...
  11. Re: Profile evaluation and suggestions please (from India)

    In the United States, three decent research papers connected by a staple is called a PhD dissertation.
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    If you can turn out 2 decent research papers in the next few months, skip the PhD entirely and just apply for faculty positions.:stupid:
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    Re: Job Market for International Students

    Can you tell me how the next election is going to turn out?
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    Re: Job Market for International Students

    Historically, EB1 at universities has been no problem. At the moment, things may be a little weird though.
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    Re: Job Market for International Students

    The academic job market doesn't have a problem with green cards. (Although right at the moment all sorts of immigration issues have become problematic.) Some government jobs require citizenship. Some...
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