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  1. Hi Based on advice from a previous post, I would love for a complete profile evaluation. I will try to be as descriptive as possible. Any advice is welcome. Research Interests Environmental and climate economics, with impact on health and energy sectors. Education 1. BA (Hons) Economics - No. 1 university available in my developing country for humanities. Ranked third in college with first class distinction (75 percentage). Not sure how to convert to GPA, but university toppers have marks around 85% NOTE: Took a gap year in between 2. MA in Environmental Economics - Only college to offer this course, but in terms of econ programs, top 5 institutes in my country for postgrad education 8.2 CGPA (graduated this year). Top 5% of all econ programs with around 250 students. Completed thesis with departmental and highly cited professor as advisor Math Courses 1. Bachelors (took all math courses available at university level, didn't know how important this was then) STATISTICAL METHODS IN ECONOMICS-I and II; MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMICS-I and II; INTRODUCTORY ECONOMETRICS I; MATHEMATICS AWARENESS; LINEAR ALGEBRA AND CALCULUS; ELEMENTS OF ANALYSIS (All purely math papers have 80+ percentage, but I did screw up in stats and micro with 60-70 scores ) 2. Masters level Statistical Methods; Mathematical methods; Econometric methods; advanced econometric methods and Stochastic models (Scored A or A+ in all courses in masters which is 70-90 in percentage) Experience 1. RA with highly professor from a top 200 college in the US. 5 months (during covid lockdown) work on data cleaning and analysis, report making etc. They have put up my work on their website too, so really lucked out with the prof. 2. RA with econometric prof from my college and prof from an MBA institute. 7 months work on data cleaning and analysis report making etc. I have also rejoined as co-author recently, 3. Research Intern during summer break (2 months) at an NGO for development research. Did literature review. (4) Editor for student led blog at masters NOTE: None of the experience directly relates to my area of interest Letters Strong letters from professors I worked as an RA with (including US prof). Also expecting strong letter from my thesis advisor especially based on my active involvement (organizer, editor) in academic lectures and events at master college. Works in progress As mentioned, joined as co-author for the project I worked as RA with. I also am working with my thesis advisor and converted my thesis into a working paper. GRE- Not taken yet, targeting end of the month Other Info Good social presence on twitter and linkedin. Made my own website on advice of the US prof Expertise in STATA (codes put up on github); learnt C++ in school; learning python and GIS right now Final Remarks Currently I am looking for RA positions related to my field of interest, but they have been few and very competitive. So any other advice on strengthening my profile is welcome. Especially since my areas of interest is very specific. Also, will you suggest I apply this November/ December based on my current profile? It may be worthwhile to know a few of my alumni have went on to join programs in the US, Europe and New Zealand. I am also interested in schools in Europe, with an open mind for interdimensional research. Thank you for any input you can offer!
  2. Hello everyone, With the admission decision process underway, I have been trying to narrow down schools. Ranking lists contradict themselves, there's not a ton of discussion about non-top 30 programs, and in general, I have a lot of options. All in all, I could use some help! My main research interest are environmental and development, though if I had to choose, I would weigh environmental over development. In particular, I would like to look into issues of public land conservation and management. Ideally the school I will attend will be strong in both fields, giving me some room to explore my interests. I am looking for a smallish department (i.e. personable, friendly, with lots of faculty-student interaction) in a place that has easy access to outdoor recreational opportunities.Of course, funding/ cost of living is a consideration as well Acceptances: UCSC ($$), Wyoming ($$), Arkansas ($$$$$$), Tennessee ($$$), Kentucky ($$), West Virginia ($$$), Arizona ($$), Oregon ($$), NC State (no word on funding yet) Waiting to hear back from: UCSB, U Washington Seattle, Colorado Boulder If anyone has a suggestion or insight into any of these programs, it would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Hello! I am looking to gain some insight for how to best prepare for a MS/PhD in Economics (my area of interest is resource and environmental economic). I am currently finishing my degree in an unrelated field. After talking to a few professors at my school I have developed a plan to prepare for a a Phd program (however I would consider doing an MS first, if thats recommended). I would be grateful for any feedback on my plan you could provide me with? Planning to Take Math Prep: Multivariable Calc, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, and Real Analysis Econ Prep: Labor Economics, Advanced Topics in Development and International Trade, International Trade, Resource Economics Have Taken Econometrics (Sadly I took it pass/no pass, because I was not planing on pursuing econ) Micro (A) Macro (A) Climate Change Econ (A-) Intonation Finance (A) Stats (A-) Pol Econ Theory (classical and modern, both A) Info about my school Top tier big name school with very strong Econ and Math departments A few specific questions What are some programs that might be appropriate for me? Can I take some of the math outside my very competitive school, or will that reflect poorly? Are there any additional math classes I should take? Any other advice? Thank you!
  4. Hi everyone, I am just looking for the names of some schools ranked 30-70 that have decent environmental economics and developmental economics phd programs. Also, I will definitely need funding so please let me know which schools in this range are stingy when it comes to funding their students. Thanks! :watermelon: I am having a really tough time narrowing down my search and would really value everyone opinion on this.
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    Hello Guys I am putting this out there for those who are applying for Ag and Resources Economics programs for the fall of 2012. Is anyone applying at ACE UIUC? I am considering applying but do not know a lot about the school. A little about me: Undergrad BA Marketing Grad MBA Finance Grad: Ms In Resources Economics My research interest is in food safety nutrition and health economics. ACE has a couple of people who do excel in that field and thought it will be great to work with them. I am also considering MSU and Purdue are there any other schools out there that you guys think i might consider? Financial assistance will be the main decision factor
  6. Hi. I am new to this forum. I apologize in advance if this has been asked before already. I am planning on applying to economics PhD in US/Canada where has strong specialization in environmental economics. I have narrowed down where to apply in US, but I cannot seem to decide where to apply in Canada. I have talked some faculty and friends in my school. I'm considering U of British Columbia, U of Calgary, and U of Alberta. But I would like to hear what other people suggest. I would appreciate any advices. Please help me. Thank you so much.
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