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    Re: Characterizing features of various PhD programs?

    To what end? Why do you believe those things about MIT and Harvard? Besides, unbiased comparison between two programs is very difficult, as no one has been to more than one.

    I would argue that the...
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    Re: Preparing for Graduate Micro

    "Suppose not" arguments are proofs by contradiction.
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    Re: CIA or CEA internship during MA program??

    If you wanted to work for the CIA, you'd probably have much better results doing things other than a PhD. If you had a master's and knew a critical language, for example, you'd be a much better fit....
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    Re: Question on undergrad loans

    Financially, whether you should or not depends on the origination fees and interest rates of both loans.

    However, if you are considering doing this you must make sure that federal loans are...
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    Re: Ranking PhD programs

    I also think it is important to consider the qualitative factors of each school; I got accepted to TAMU very early (1/26) and it was my best offer for a long time. I realized that I wouldn't be happy...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation (2020 cycle)

    Try to relax. Many people on this forum and elsewhere will tell you how much the admissions process takes out of you and it can hurt a lot. You've likely been at the top of your classes for a long...
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    Re: Numerical Analysis vs. Complex Analysis

    If you're considering taking both in the last semester of your program, I don't believe they will matter much for admissions. However, the knowledge never hurts.
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    Re: Profile Evaluation (2020 cycle)

    Is that Berkeley Econ or Berkeley ARE? Both are great programs, but are a different caliber.
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    Re: Profile Evaluation (2020 cycle)

    1. Your profile is better than mine, and I was admitted to the low end of top 30.

    2. I second tutonic, math is the last thing you need.

    3. I don't see any weaknesses that can be remedied.

    4....
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    Re: Urch sets a good example

    This is completely spot on, and I was in the same situation. I look forward to staying on this forum and helping applicants for later years.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 Admission Sweat Thread

    I wonder why people (one person?) are downvoting profiles/results.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 Admission Sweat Thread

    No, that's not a good assumption.
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    Sticky: Re: Profiles and Results 2019

    PROFILE:
    Type of Undergrad: BS Mathematics, BA Econ, BBA General Business (all with honors) from Unranked State School
    Undergrad GPA: 3.91

    Type of Grad: N/A
    Grad GPA: N/A

    GRE: 161V, 170Q,...
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    Re: Warwick VS Georgetown Economics PhD

    Good point.

    However, I believe Nonresident Aliens cannot claim the standard deduction (unless they are from India or they take part in a tax treaty).
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    Re: Warwick VS Georgetown Economics PhD

    Remember that this does not take into account FICA (7.65%) and state income tax for whichever state you reside in.
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