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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...
  5. 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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    Re: Honors Analysis 2 - Worth It?

    Yes. Implicit/inverse function theorems are important for PhD micro and measure theory is helpful for metrics + micro theory.
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    PhD for development career?

    Posting for a friend. If you are someone who is interested in development work in the long term, especially at an organization like the WB (though if that's not representative then think other dev...
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    Re: Joint letter of recommendation

    Think of the alternative: they both write separate LORs, but their interactions with you mostly overlap. This is damaging because you then have two LORs that are repetitive of each other - which has...
  9. Re: Econ PhD from pure math background? / Refining goals

    It sounds like a PhD in finance would be your most preferred option, and you have a pretty good shot at those if you go back to your trading firm/to industry in general for a year or two and then...
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    Re: Indian Bachelor's Eligibility

    Do a masters, preferably in the UK.
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    Re: Summer Research Opportunities

    Columbia business school has a summer research internship. Chicago's energy policy institute does too. And of course, there's always Fed internships.
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    Re: Course choice

    That makes sense, thanks everyone!
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    Course choice - probability vs statistics

    Choosing between measure theoretic probability and a graduate statistics class using Casella/Berger. I have some expectation of doing theory in the future, but I'm not all in. Which should I take?...
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    Re: Profile Evaluation

    Your 3.5, especially since its driven by lower level courses, will be dominated by your good grades in PhD courses and higher level math. More importantly, your RA work will likely be a more...
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    Re: Preparing for Graduate Micro

    https://www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/131587-so-you-wanna-take-grad-micro-undergraduates-guide.html?highlight=

    This thread had a lot of good advice
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