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  1. Re: Please Help: Advice for PhD (for Fall 2021)

    Post your profile in the standard format, that would help a lot with advising.
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    Re: Profile eval fall 2021 + questions

    Bump!
  3. Re: Better department versus renowned but unhelpful advisor

    Research interests are malleable, the need for someone to actually mentor you and help you grow as a researcher is not.
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    Profile eval fall 2021 + questions

    Type of Undergrad: top 10 econ
    Undergrad GPA: 3.9
    Type of Grad: N/A
    Grad GPA: N/A
    GRE: not yet taken, anticipating no problem
    Math Courses: calc 3-4 (A, A), honors linear algebra (A-), real...
  5. Re: Pass/Fail for Graduate Admissions Because of CoVid-19

    The policy I suggested deals with that too, the exact same way a pass/fail grade is judged. Also, A4A is basically not getting implemented anywhere, other than 1-2 scattered schools.
  6. Re: Pass/Fail for Graduate Admissions Because of CoVid-19

    You can compare them on dimensions other than real analysis, and if absolutely necessary, you can impute a likely real analysis grade based on other math course grades. I'm sure that in 6 semesters...
  7. Re: Pass/Fail for Graduate Admissions Because of CoVid-19

    The most fair solution in my opinion would be to discount spring 2020 for *all* applicants. Pretend it never happened. Variance might increase with this smaller academic sample but it would be much...
  8. Re: Pass/Fail for Graduate Admissions Because of CoVid-19

    This period of doubt is when we'll see the character of graduate admissions. I suspect its going to be extremely unequal, with no regard for the context of the grades.
  9. Re: Pass/Fail for Graduate Admissions Because of CoVid-19

    So at OP: if your school's P/F is mandatory, then feelsbadman but its not all bad. If your school's P/F is optional, *don't* take it if possible.
  10. Re: Pass/Fail for Graduate Admissions Because of CoVid-19

    Every school with mandatory P/F has said that transcripts will carry a note that spring 2020 grades were mandatory P/F.
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    Re: Profile Evaluation for 2020

    Econ consulting letter strictly dominates phil professor letter - a philosophy professor cannot accurately assess your qualifications for economics PhD programs.

    DiffEq is not hugely beneficial,...
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    Re: Which course to take?

    Is stochastic processes only useful for finance? Because I'm quite certain that I'm not doing finance...
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    Which course to take?

    Which is better from an admissions signalling perspective?

    1. Advanced econometrics (uses Greene, focuses on going beyond OLS to IV, limited dependent variables, etc)

    2. Mechanism design course...
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    Re: Sending Fall Grades - Advice

    Is an A- bad too? If B- is failing then...
  15. Re: Masters Development Econ/Studies Profile Evaluation

    You say you're not interested in a PhD, which makes this forum substantially less useful. But what are your goals if not that? Knowing your goals is probably important for answering your question...
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