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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    OK. I would say, as Asians like us, who did our undergraduate studies outside the US, we really don't know there are many econ master programs in universities ranking after 50 (econ). That's because...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    But why would one potential PhD applicant apply to such a program? There are still a couple of masters program designed for PhD preparation, and some of them have already built reputation. One can...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    [QUOTE=tutonic;1024263]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...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    1. Race matters in review of PhD admissions in the US, because diversity matters. Don't know whether that's true or not in Europe. 2. My point is, the systematic differences in the placement records...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    [QUOTE=tutonic;1024258]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...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    I am not able to answer that unfortunately... just a kind reminder I sent you a private message also
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    The pooled placement data of European programs are not that informative to Asian students. Most of sparkly placement records are from Europeans rather than Asians. Asians are not in the sample pool...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    Meh, I know decent European programs provide very rigorous training, but what I say is about connections. I didn't assume OP would be the best student in the MS program, but given OP's rank and the...
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    Re: Int'l student, where to take masters?

    Asian student here. I highly recommend you to pursue your masters in the US as your prospective letter writers are likely to have enough connections within the US (if you can afford this option)....
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