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    Re: Government research?

    That sounds reasonable to me, if you get to do research with a PhD Economist there's no reason that should be discounted. Otherwise, the position will probably have minimal impact, but it sounds like...
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    Re: Government research?

    I don't think I'm qualified to give an overarching answer, but my impression is that one of the major strengths of having an RA position is that it can provide you with strong letters of...
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    Re: Undergraduate Research: What's most useful?

    I mean, I can only speak from my experience as a Fed RA, it was maybe slightly underpaid when I first started at about 55k but after a couple years I feel like it's very fairly compensated in a very...
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    Re: Undergraduate Research: What's most useful?

    As an RA that just finished the application process, I would definitely echo both of these points. As a Fed RA, it might be different than working for a professor, but I feel very comfortably...
  5. Re: Question: When graduate econ classes don't finish before PhD applications

    Yes, most schools will ask you to send updated transcripts of the fall semester.
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    Sticky: Re: Profiles and Results 2019

    Type of Undergrad: B.A. Economics with Honors, B.A Math (Top 15 Public University, top 15 econ dept)
    Undergrad GPA: 3.68 overall, 3.7 in major
    Type of Grad:N/A
    Grad GPA: N/A
    GRE: 167 V, 170Q,...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 Admission Sweat Thread

    I know what active professors on this forum (startz, in particular) say fairly often. I also know that professors are typically intelligent, reasonable individuals that have been through the PhD...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 Admission Sweat Thread

    You will have to request a release from the school you accepted at. They will very likely give it without any hard feelings.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 Admission Sweat Thread

    21k, first two years guaranteed and continuing assuming you have made satisfactory progress. First year is either through a fellowship or graduate assistantship, but final assignments haven't been...
  10. Re: Georgetown vs Wisconsin vs Maryland vs UCLA

    I would echo the above statement, but wouldn't be doing my duty if I didn't defend Madison as more than just a "small town". Obviously it's no DC, and if you want to do Federal government or think...
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    Re: Should we have a single decisions thread?

    I think that overall that would make it more difficult to give and get good advice. It's pretty easy to sort through thread titles and know whether or not those are relevant to you; it can be a bit...
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    Re: LSE MSc as a PhD Track Degree

    Perfect, this is exactly the kind of first/secondhand knowledge I was looking for, I really appreciate it. I guess their marketing got me somehow, but it sounds not unlike the American Master's...
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    Re: LSE MSc as a PhD Track Degree

    Yea, that's what makes the program seem promising to me, but it's not clear exactly what that means. Do the top 2 or 3 students get Distinction, or is is more like half the class? I'd just like to...
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    LSE MSc as a PhD Track Degree

    I wonder if anyone has any insight into how the Econ MSc program at LSE works as a feeder into PhD programs? It's the only Master's program that I would consider passing up good PhD offers for (UCSD,...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 Admission Sweat Thread

    I wouldn't worry about not knowing anyone on the forum; for the most part those who stick around here do so to be helpful to anyone they can help. Making a standalone post with an informative title...
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