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    Kaysa is dead on. However, an MA can be more than...

    Kaysa is dead on. However, an MA can be more than just a ticket to the US. Many analyst type jobs require an "advanced degree" and even if an MA in econ doesn't mean so much for research, industry is...
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    I've been working for a think tank for about 5...

    I've been working for a think tank for about 5 years, and it's true that there are a few ways to move up w/o a PhD. There's the communications department, administrative positions, accounting, etc....
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    Well, there can be overlap, but not always. There...

    Well, there can be overlap, but not always. There are places that try to publish policy relevant research in peer reviewed journals (IFPRI, RAND, etc) where you'd need a PhD to climb the ladder,...
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    Well, as far as research organizations go (in my...

    Well, as far as research organizations go (in my experience), you'll top out pretty quick w/o a PhD. If you are not planning to do a PhD, steer clear of academic research and head on into industry....
  5. I've been an RA at a think tank and worked for...

    I've been an RA at a think tank and worked for the UN, and I can tell you that you'll get the most mileage out of stats courses. For those classes, you'll need the calc series + LA. There are lots of...
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    OP, age at time of PhD is something that's been...

    OP, age at time of PhD is something that's been discussed on this forum so you can search around and dig up some threads. The consensus seems to be that if you're starting a PhD at or before 30, it's...
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    Hey ms484, I'm curious b/c as mentioned I've...

    Hey ms484, I'm curious b/c as mentioned I've noticed ArcGIS keeps popping up on job adds. Is ArcGIS pretty easy to learn, and in what way is Python useful for it?

    Also for OP, since I mentioned...
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    Stata is pretty easy to learn and there are tons...

    Stata is pretty easy to learn and there are tons of resources on the internet. Another language that's really useful and more powerful than Stata is R. There are quite a few stats courses on Coursera...
  9. Dear OP, You won't find too too much info...

    Dear OP,

    You won't find too too much info about ARE programs on this forum as most folks are more knowledge about regular Econ PhDs. What I can do is suggest you to look at TM Analysis (Untitled)...
  10. Actually, I have no idea. I never even noticed...

    Actually, I have no idea. I never even noticed it. Bananas and mangoes are more my speed.Anywho, thanks again for the advice.
  11. Cool, thanks for the advice. I'm moving to the US...

    Cool, thanks for the advice. I'm moving to the US next year, so if I get shut out, I'll go ahead and do the probability course online, and enroll in a RA class before trying one more time.
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    Dear everybody,

    I have a pretty spotty math background w/ graduate courses in Math for Econ and Econometrics and undergrad in Math for Econ from a semi-known Italian Uni. The Math for Econ courses...
  13. Finding this forum caused me to forget about a...

    Finding this forum caused me to forget about a social life for a year and take a booty-load of math. thanks...
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    For your math grades, you could check out UIUC's...

    For your math grades, you could check out UIUC's Netmath program. They offer many of the classes in which you performed poorly, and on your transcript from UIUC, it won't say the courses were taken...
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    I did Calc II first quarter this year and hadn't...

    I did Calc II first quarter this year and hadn't look at trig in years. I did two things. First,I googled "trig identities", printed a sheet and put it next to my desk at work. Second, I googled...
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