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  1. Re: Can you rate my chances at getting into these economics masters?

    I got into Bocconi and BGSE a couple years back with a BSc in Accounting and Finance, with about your level of math so you should be fine. These masters programme aren't too rigorous in their...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    That's precisely the point that we're making... Someone preparing for a PhD should not apply to such a programme. Hence, why European masters programmes are much better since the ones listed here are...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    Because you can't take PhD-level courses in most US masters programme.. Most masters in the US are terminal degrees, by construction. MSc-level Econ courses are essentially just advanced...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    That might be true. However, the reason those few European programmes can place their students into good PhD programmes is because the grades obtained there serve as a credible signal. Doing well in...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    Kexin, regardless of the validity of whatever you brought up above, masters programme in the US are simply not a good choice if your end goal is a PhD programme, since they aren't sufficiently...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    The general consensus is that you go to Europe to get a rigorous masters programme, since (as Bayes mentioned above) there is the option of taking the PhD-level sequences to fulfill your masters...
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    Sticky: Re: 2020 Sweat Thread

    To those with acceptances, remember to post on the stickied Admissions & Rejections post. It'll go a long way to keep this culture alive for the following years.
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    Re: Profile Evaluation 2020 (or 2021)

    I concur that not all places have a mechanical GRE cutoff.

    The point I was driving across is that virtually all schools publish their average GRE scores of admitted students. If you were to...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation 2020 (or 2021)

    The reason for this is that GRE scores are used as a first cut, to thin the pile of applicants. That's a fact. Retaking the GRE is relatively cheap, compared to remedying other aspects of your...
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    Re: Pre-doc/Full-time RA, or Econ Masters?

    It would help if you provided your current profile using the standard template. Has anyone from your school gone on to pursue a PhD in the States? If so, what kind of schools did they get into? If...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation 2020 (or 2021)

    The best thing right now is simply to wait and see where you get into, and then re-calibrate your expectations from there. You should realise that just because you got into School X this year,...
  12. Re: Is the Tufts MS any good for getting into a top 20 PhD program?

    This isn't a very good measure of the strength of faculty.. You need to consider a multitude of things if you're assessing the strength of the faculty; the school they graduated from, their...
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    Sticky: Re: 2020 Sweat Thread

    Chicago-Harris just sent out campus visit invitations.
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    Sticky: Re: 2020 Sweat Thread

    You can just check gradecafe's post from last year. On gradcafe, search for "economics cornell" if you're looking up places for Cornell, for example. Just look at when the bulk of admits and rejects...
  15. Re: Is the Tufts MS any good for getting into a top 20 PhD program?

    You can email them for placement information. Also, what do you mean by fit? Fit should never enter into the equation when considering a preparatory masters since the only metric worth considering is...
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