Good point. NYU says:
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Good point. NYU says:
Universities generally report how many applications they receive and the size of their entering class. They rarely report how many offers they make.
But here is the info that UCLA provides:
Me too, but there's no way for anyone to know that.
From the 2020, AEA Papers and Proceedings, p. 641
PhD Applications 2019-2020, 71 institutions
Offers of admission
New students enrolled
From this record you're a plausible candidate anywhere from the very top schools through the top 30...which is not very helpful to be told. To narrow it down, you're going to have to talk to your LOR...
US News is a reputational survey. They ask department chairs and directors of graduate programs to rate all department's PhD programs. The survey is re-run about every four years.
People hiring RAs quite often give Stata assignments to test people's knowledge.
If you want prep for an Econ PhD, get an Econ masters. Do take a look at their placements though.
Dogbones, let me be frank. I don't think you understand how PhD admissions work in economics. You are consistently giving advice that has an element of the truth, but the advice is often missing on...
Matching research interests with the faculty is of relatively little importance for admissions in economics. Speculating about a research project you haven't done is generally a bad idea.
I had missed that Advanced Calculus is real analysis. If you can get into a real analysis course then you won't be automatically out at a Top 20. However, as Bayes explains, the chance of getting in...
I didn't mean to suggest that a pre-doc would get you into a top-20. I just meant that you don't seem to have enough math yet to be considered at a top 20. A pre-doc will help at all schools.
You probably don't have enough math for a top 20.
Consider trying for a pre-doc RA. Yes, it will add two years. But it could make a very big difference in (a) where you get in and (b) whether you...
Try to meet some new faculty.
(I teach econometrics)
Forget about the two B's. No one will care. Basically, you're doing everything right so far.
Get to know some faculty. Given your skills, see if you can RA for a faculty member.