Jump to content
Urch Forums

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'good'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Admissions
    • PhD in Economics
    • PhD in Business
    • Admissions Results
    • Graduate Admissions
    • PhD in Political Science
    • Computer Science Admissions
    • Law School Admissions
    • MBA Admissions
    • Medical School Admissions
    • MFA Admissions
    • College Admissions
    • UC Admissions
    • High School Admissions
    • Financial Aid
  • Test preparation
    • Top GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL Test Questions
    • GMAT
    • GRE
    • GRE Subject Tests
    • LSAT
    • SAT
    • ACT
    • Reference
    • FAQs
  • Academic life
    • Grad School
    • College
    • High school
  • Medical forums
    • FPGEE
    • NAPLEX
    • NCLEX
    • NBCOT
    • Pharmacy Forum
  • English tests
    • TOEFL
    • TSE
    • IELTS
  • Freestyle forums
    • Marketplace
    • English
    • ETS
    • Visa
    • Introductions
    • Open
  • Urch community
    • Announcements
    • Lounge
    • Feedback


  • Erin's Blog
  • hoducvinh's Blog
  • To fellow foreign pharmacists
  • wasleys's Blog
  • vinod2491984's Blog
  • Tino's Blog
  • scheng75's Blog
  • nagireddynr's Blog
  • Smartbrain's Blog
  • Anweshan's Blog
  • fighterpilot123's Blog
  • bhamra1983's Blog
  • svrkpally's Blog
  • Jack in da Bocks's Blog
  • gmat_for_arun's Blog
  • Nazia's Blog
  • djblade1501's Blog
  • CalmLogic's Blog
  • asquare's Blog
  • Sieger's Blog
  • The Phd Candidate's Blog
  • grace1's Blog
  • GmatResources's Blog
  • RaviRocks's Blog
  • cantabrigian's Blog
  • papapy's Blog
  • mohwagih's Blog
  • Sol's Blog
  • bigbob66's Blog
  • Englishraven's Blog
  • urchuser's Blog
  • manish_manish's Blog
  • QHyhtDzgbHAD's Blog
  • someone.on.task's Blog
  • ShaliniLakkaraju's Blog
  • Bell_Curve's Blog
  • mraudiofreak's Blog
  • wobuffet's Blog
  • mohit jindal's Blog
  • tanveer's Blog
  • solid dookie's Blog
  • SDMPharmacist's Blog
  • magnoona's Blog
  • kloombattza's Blog
  • Andy2's Blog
  • The TOEFL iBT
  • mathemagician's Blog
  • acobbs81's Blog
  • homeloans's Blog
  • rinky9888's Blog
  • rsaylors's Blog
  • shaks.chundru's Blog
  • sairarafiq's Blog
  • Dr2009's Blog
  • tm_member's Blog
  • simon7's Blog
  • Alfabeta's Blog
  • goldmohar's Blog
  • khush123's Blog
  • EconForeThought's Blog
  • eaakbari's Blog
  • economistx's Blog
  • jasmine84's Blog
  • oppseeker's Blog
  • xpearlx's Blog
  • BarcelonaGSE's Blog
  • jlpicard's Blog
  • ashutoshcabm's Blog
  • akuake15's Blog
  • solmon's Blog
  • bia's Blog
  • melvin007's Blog
  • skoch's Blog
  • dakota's Blog
  • tapas mandal's Blog
  • Anybody taking NAPLEX and MPJE in MI ? Would you like to form a study group?
  • sandranelson196's Blog
  • firo's Blog
  • Akikos's Blog
  • jameswoods941's Blog
  • tcut001's Blog
  • milleniana's Blog
  • urch's Blog
  • OhElena's Blog
  • MISHEE's Blog
  • Rheacycline's Blog
  • chisananegai's Blog
  • angelbon's Blog
  • ankana79's Blog
  • newyear's Blog
  • mandarpriya's Blog
  • shadoWizard's Blog
  • marysa's Blog
  • ryanmagic's Blog
  • sharma1617's Blog
  • likithae's Blog
  • Indpharma's Blog
  • vakumar8's Blog
  • smurfo's Blog
  • flossy's Blog
  • fams8's Blog
  • Namrata Arora's Blog
  • sara john's Blog
  • ywh123's Blog
  • chander3188's Blog
  • reallink10's Blog
  • GoodSamaritan's Blog
  • summernights77's Blog
  • hoangdieule's Blog
  • Stacy Blackman Consulting's Blog
  • slashragnarok's Blog
  • Incoan's Blog
  • enginecon's Blog
  • lillymaginta's Blog
  • paglajogai's Blog
  • Sototo's Blog
  • zion4us's Blog
  • mrms's Blog
  • nashville egypt's Blog
  • shaila's Blog
  • lech lacha's Blog
  • sepfpgee2010's Blog
  • XLF's Blog
  • calgal's Blog
  • Irisha83's Blog
  • gradecon211's Blog
  • bliss4's Blog
  • brickbrain's Blog
  • andydavidson's Blog
  • Nonsequitur's Blog
  • islamshehab79's Blog
  • ahxnccj's Blog
  • evergreen's Blog
  • scorpion's Blog
  • vansam's Blog
  • seaorientalWang's Blog
  • Durga's Blog
  • Stiangel Dsouza's Blog
  • jamiegirl's Blog
  • BenchPrepGURU's Blog
  • marcosan's Blog
  • katie33's Blog
  • Classy's Blog
  • parliamenttutor's Blog
  • MBACrystalBall's Blog
  • sb29's Blog
  • angelcool's Blog
  • sdbnsndn's Blog
  • Zarina's Blog
  • geeknick's Blog
  • captainmidnight's Blog
  • jethro's Blog
  • sasooo's Blog
  • Cheekonomist's Blog
  • President Vela's Blog
  • hafiz's Blog
  • nancy john110's Blog
  • Illini2014econ's Blog
  • Catrina's Blog
  • Timmy111's Blog
  • kiwi's Blog
  • Gourmet Fudge's Blog
  • ejmr messenger's Blog
  • atse's Blog
  • shery83's Blog
  • sandralong's Blog
  • Olga Kovshanova's Blog
  • bibs's Blog
  • mynameiskhan's Blog
  • tm_associate's Blog
  • XanthusARES's Blog
  • PeakPerformance's Blog
  • Icculus's Blog
  • http://revisedgrebootup.blogspot .in/
  • divjais186's Blog
  • Damaha's Blog
  • jamharl's Blog
  • passRXnow's Blog
  • Purva9's Blog
  • dicapino's Blog
  • Remote331's Blog
  • Sakhawat Himel's Blog
  • KevinMagoosh's Blog
  • Follicle's Blog
  • Nanymichael's Blog
  • fishsticks's Blog
  • JLA1983's Blog
  • LunarPower's Blog
  • ashace's Blog
  • santhi's Blog
  • Playscape's Blog
  • Chiere's Blog
  • tigro4ka's Blog
  • BGPC Eliza's Blog
  • ilima's Blog
  • harakamohab's Blog
  • mshahid's Blog
  • vvishal's Blog
  • zzhzz's Blog
  • ricoramiro's Blog
  • green777ab's Blog
  • hkke's Blog
  • smm004's Blog
  • halapuno's Blog
  • jgb2017's Blog
  • yalewarrior's Blog
  • ZDS's Blog
  • Isaac in my Madge's Blog
  • dogbones's Blog
  • humanitiesphd's Blog
  • shadowgun1102's Blog
  • Rxkind's Blog
  • testerperson's Blog
  • testerdog's Blog
  • qq288's Blog
  • cuanhuagocaocap's Blog
  • Cardigan's Blog
  • Healthdrugsfory's Blog
  • BuyKetamineCrys's Blog
  • Onlineketamine's Blog
  • Devash's Blog
  • MarcusBlackburn's Blog
  • jayas's Blog
  • mariya's Blog
  • shayaristar's Blog
  • williebush's Blog
  • Sabri20's Blog
  • superballamy's Blog
  • jointhegrave's Blog
  • vetranhtuongtph's Blog

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start



About Me


My Target Scores

  1. eagle98


    Good day!
  2. A place to share share hopes, anxieties, and disseminate information throughout the waiting period. Good luck!
  3. It’s not bad but the city is boring. For RM, it is better that you stay here. The supervisors are good in econometrics and microeconomics. Macro is with a smaller group but still vibrant. It is not so easy to go to other schools. But if you try to apply, there is always chance. If you can resit the urge to live in a vibrant city, then it is fine for you. But for finding a job, it is better that you speak Dutch.
  4. I have got admit from MSc economics program at BGSE (not advanced track) got rejection from their Phd track and also from master of economic analysis program at UC3M. Economic analysis program at UC3M leads to their PhD program but I am not sure how good their PhD program as it doesn't seem they have a good placement records but they pay a monthly stipend of 900 euros. I was wondering how good BGSE's master program to prepare for a good PhD program in either US or Europe? as I had horrible grades in mathematics in undergrad. Also how much sense it makes to go to BGSE instead of a PhD track program and waste additional one year after graduation for application to PhD programs and then enter one? PS: I am not from Spain
  5. Hey all, this is my first reddit post so bear with me. I am currently in my my last year of my undergrad and I plan on doing a thesis based MAcc degree which I will complete in the summer. I am wanting to get a Ph.D in accounting and was wondering how much a lower undergraduate GPA might hold me back from that. My undergrad GPA is gonna be around a 3.3 and my masters GPA will be a little bit higher. I know that the GMAT is a large part of the application process, and I'm confident I can score 700 on that. I also completed 3 internships up to now, one in a small cpa firm and the other 2 in investment banking, I do not know if I need more work experience in order to get accepted into a program? So, based on what I wrote above, would it be possible to get into a decent PhD program after I complete my MAcc? I don't care much about getting into any really good schools, but i dont want to go anywhere where i wont learn the skills I need to be a good researcher. Finally, does anyone have any tips for the admissions process? I plan on applying to a really wide range of schools, but does anyone know which ones in particular i would have an expecially good chance at?
  6. Hello Everyone, I am applying for PhD in Economics USA and UK. I have two Graduate degrees in Economics: First one is in MSc in Economics from really good university in UK (top 10) but my performance in it is very average and other one is in Mathematical Economics from good university in France with overall GPA 3.6/4. I am confused whether should I report my first masters in my Phd application, could you guys help me out? Please! The story is that I had a successful BA in Economics degree from India but it did not had math exposure. So i did not have any mathematical training which would have prepared me for my MSc degree. Honestly, I was not aware that I really need high level mathematics for graduate degree in Economics. So I had hard times during my first master. After finishing my masters, I went to do another master which provided good training in maths and economics both. Here, the mathematical training really helped me to perform well. So i am confused now to report my first master as the score from it is ver low and it will lower my chances to get in good Phd program. What do you think everyone?
  7. I've been wondering how the GRE is going to be used by admissions committees this year, and thought I'd make a post to see what you all are thinking. I was happy with my GRE score (169Q, 167V, 5.5W) and was hoping it would send a good signal confirming my undergrad grades. I have a very strong GPA in my math (3.9) and econ (4.0) majors, but because my university is a pretty small and unknown school I know committees might be a little unsure how seriously to take those grades. I was hoping the strong GRE would be a good confirmation -- of course alongside good letters of recommendation, research experience, and all the rest. Maybe it was never realistic to think the GRE could help me in that way, but I am wondering whether a strong GRE will still help an applicant like me given that many schools are not requiring it this year? Are schools just not really going to consider anyone's GRE, or will it still just be used as a cutoff tool to thin the pool of applicants? This latter seems unlikely, because anyone with a middle or poor GRE score that would get them put aside will presumably just not submit it. Anybody actually sitting on committees this year that can offer insight?
  8. Hi, I just finished my Master at a top program in Europe. I had a very weak undergraduate background, with just 1 course in econ and no maths at all (not even calculus). In the first year I was quite average, however in the second year I think I was around top 10% and wrote an strong thesis (I think) I dont know what to do next. I am at lost and dont know who to talk to either. What should I do next? - I posted this on Ejmr and people there told me to take real analysis/linear algebra/calculus since I have such weak background in maths. They told me I could do a Harvard online course or at some community college. However that means I will have to spend more money and I am really poor (I only get through Msc thanks to a scholarship). And I just do not see the point, I have already taken micro macro game theory econometrics which all needed linear algebra/ calculus even a bit of real analysis as prerequisite. - I dont know whether I should explain why I did badly first year Msc. I mean my classmates had much better background that I did, so that partly explains why they performed better. However I do not know whether that is a good excuse or not... - I plan to do a predoc but I also understand it will be hard getting into a good one. TLDR: Type of undergrad: Bachelor from developing country Undergrad profile : no maths, one econ class. Type of grad: top 5 msc in europe Grad Gpa: top 25%, but top 10% in second year Grad courses: Macro (A), Micro (A+,B), Metrics (A), Maths(B), and a bunch of other field, but I do not think they matter that much. Gre: good Looking for advice to whether take online math courses or not. And explanation for some bad grades Thank everyone
  9. Test Scores: (GRE): 169 V (99%), 166 Q (87%), 4.5 AWA Undegrad GPA: 3.66 Graduate GPA: NA (B in random but hard Math Stats course) Research Experience: Undergraduate Honors Thesis with Full Professor (received high marks; did not publish) Teaching Experience: Teaching Assistant for OM course for 2 semesters Work Experience: 3 years working as a data science consultant for relatively prestigious firm. I have also served as researcher at my company through our research arm. Concentration Applying to: Operations Management Number of programs planned to apply to: 13 Dream Schools: Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke Other Questions: How important are academic LOR versus industry? I currently have one LOR from the professor I did my undergrad honors thesis with that I anticipate being solid Other two LOR will be from higher-ups at my firm (one is a research scientist, the other a director) [*]Is it even worth applying to the "elite" (Wharton, Kellogg, etc.) schools? What made you want to pursue a PhD? I have been interested in academia since graduating from undergrad. I enjoyed writing my thesis and working as a teaching assistant. I currently have a good job as a data scientist, but would love to be more a researcher/inventor. The academic lifestyle appeals to me as well (intellectual peers, college towns, conferences, etc.) I also have a very specific set of research goals/ideas that would be hard to accomplish in a non-academic environment. Questions or concerns you have about your profile? #1 concern is that my background isn't pure math or engineering but rather Business at major state university ​I have not taken Real Analysis, but have taken Calculus, Linear Algebra and several STAT/OR courses [*]#2 concern is my Q GRE (166) score, while good, is slightly below the averages I keep seeing (167/168) [*]#3 concern is that only one of my LOR is from an academic source (albeit a good one)
  10. Hi everyone, I'm at the beginning of my possible PhD journey and trying to decide if it's worth moving forward. I have an "ok" GPA (3.6) but biggest concern is that my master's came from Liberty University. At the time, I wasn't considering any further education. I was just trying to get my credits to sit for the CPA exam. Now, I'm considering applying to some PhD programs but I'm not sure I have a shot. Other than my education, I have a good professional background - several years Big4 experience and I have my CPA license. I still need to sit for the GMAT but I'm pretty confident I could get a good score. Is anyone in a similar situation and still been accepted to a program?
  11. Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position. There are plenty of ways or source for humankind to bring attention and reform and scandals do not fits on it in any way. Scandal itself is a negative word and people often see it negatively. If anything people take it negatively how does it bring benefit to them? Scandal is anything that a person or any organization do which is not good for society. It’s often defamed people. People often look with abhorrence to those people who are in part of any scandal. Sometimes they also harassed by people or by the society which is not desirable. For example, Women who are often victim of sexual scandal most of the time harass by people in the society. There are plenty of alternatives to bring attention to people. Now people have internet, tv, newspaper etc these can be a good option to gather attention. There are plenty of options to bring beneficial and useful to mankind. It should explain to people what is good for them and what is bad. By ruining someone's life to bring attention can't be an option. But sometime scandal can be useful for example, Watergate scandal in the USA caused the resignation of president Richard Nixon. But it also defames the politics of the USA which is not desirable. Scandals aren't good for society. People should beware of it and negative work isn't a good source for any benefit or attention
  12. Hi I am a postgraduate student from the UK planning to apply to phd programs for 2021 entry. I am interested in time series, forecasting and empirical macroeconomics/macro-finance. Could you guys suggest which departments in US and EU top 50 (except the ones mentioned below) have good researchers in these fields? I think the following are quite good (I have excluded Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, UPenn as they are beyond my league). Not ranked in any order: - Minnesota - Northwestern - LSE - Bocconi - UCL - UCSD - UPF Thank you
  13. Hello ladies and gents, I am thinking to apply for PhD in Economics in top 60-70 or more specifically CUNY - SUNY range of school. I can only apply to schools within NY region and my profile is not as good as like the ones applying to top 10 schools such as NYU, Columbia. Anyway my question is that if you could suggest 3 to 5 mathematical classes for such an applicant, what would you suggest me to take? At the end of this semester, I will share my background but right now it is not good enough to post yet :) Good day!
  14. Sorry for delay on this. Life happens. As usual, this is a place to share info and your anxiety/joy as the admission process unfolds. Good luck to all and don't be jerks.
  15. Especially for those of you who are in or have gone through pre-doctoral RAships, what would you say are the best ones (NBER, university, Fed, JPAL, etc.) in terms of being able to be placed into a good program (again, when paired with good grades and coursework in undergrad)? Many people who ask this come from small liberal arts colleges, and I think advice tailored to this subset of applicants would be useful. And any advice you would give to people who are just entering into these pre-doc RAships?
  16. Hey all, I am waitlisted at my top choice but will be allowed to join the virtual visit along with admitted people. Along with the virtual visit I will be talking to some professors individually on skype. I'm assuming these talks are mostly just to introduce myself and my research interests and to discuss how they might fit in as a potential mentor if I get in. Are there any other things I should be aware of, or good potential questions to ask beyond the obvious ones? I do want to make a good impression so that if they do start taking people off the waitlist they think of me.
  17. Good to see everybody. I am molcreator and wish we could all get through the 2020 disease.
  18. So I am using Magoosh for my GRE prep and I just wrote my first essay and since the portal itself won't grade it, I was wondering if any of you good samaritans will take on the job. Please keep in mind that this is my first essay and I am still working on time management and thus couldn't find the time for a final edit. So please go a little easy on me peeps. Leaders are the mirrors which reflect the society they represent. Thus, a society with good morals is inclined to select a leader with good morals. However, it is imperative that a leader does not let his morality to be extrapolated as the morality of the whole nation and thus respect the wishes of his peers and subject. Thus, respecting peers should take up a higher preference than moral judgement. Morality is nuanced and reaching a strict definition can be very hard to achieve . Thus, a good leader should understand that his view of morality might collide with someone else's and should make it his utmost priority to make sure that the decisions being undertaken justify morality of 'many' and not 'the one.' Historical instances where leaders have assumed the role of rulers have bore sour fruits, as is made evident by the likes of Stalin and the infamous Hitler himself. Thus, respecting peers and the ones being lead must be of the utmost importance to a sound leader. Freedom of expression and extending by the same branch -free speech, is the pillar over which great nations thrive, and while the concept may seem a burden to be bore by light shoulders, great leaders have never run away from the responsibility. Individuality, achieved through respecting different opinions, even if they oppose your ideology keeps a check on power and makes sure absolute power does not corrupt revolutionary thinkers. Moreover, a leader who tends to neglect the needs of his subjects ends up with a shortage of opinions and a single dimensional view on issues, thus making decisions that are inclined to serve his own morality and consequently, lead to destabilization of fabric of the entire nation. However on the other hand, respecting the wishes of everyone can be a heinous task and can lead to delay in decisions. Moreover, in a society that is inherently disturbed, the majority might hold an opinion that is morally disturbing, and in cases like those, leaders have to assume command to lead their subjects down the right path to maintain the sanctity of humanity. To summarise, respecting peers should be a little higher on the agenda for a leader than sound moral judgement as morality can not be defined easily and it is beneficial to go by the masses.
  19. I have not heard back from some phd programs that had a January 15th deadline. If I see on sites such as Grad Cafe about applicants receiving interview invites, can I email the program the status of my application?
  20. *You could just skip straight down to the three questions below. Hello, I'm an int'l student in Korea trying to get into us ph.d programs and this forum has always been of enormous help to me. I thank you all nice people and this place to share similar thoughts and exchange useful info. I would like to let you know in advance that my English isn't good, so please be patient with any possible non-fluency you find as you scroll down my post. I'm currently an undergrad in Economics in top 3 econ department in Korea. It has been only 6 months or so since I made up my mind to pursue my career as an economist (To be an economist for int’l financial institutons like IMF or World Bank is my dream), so I'm really hustling these days to boost my profile to be good enough. I have two more semesters to go till I graduate, and with my resonable expectation, I will graduate with CGPA of about 3.75~3.8 out of 4, with my econ & math gpa being just around the range. By then, I will have taken lots of econ classes, and 9~10 math subjects. Roughly speaking, I will be about top 3% of my cohort. I expected that if I achieve this kind of profile by the time I graduate and also continue my studies in graduate school of the same institution, I will be able to aim for top 20 by the time I take masters degree here. But as far as what I have heard from my seniors who are already in the grad school preparing for us Ph.D in econ, top 20 school like Rochester, Maryland,. etc are reserved for those who were the very top students in the undergrad, and I could reasonably expect to give a shot for 25~45 US programs. I don't want Maryland to be out of my reach, (because it's the best school around the DC area, where IMF, WB are located), so I started to look for alternatives, where I can get better letters and perhaps get away with the int'l student pedigree (terrible in English and not proactive and stuff like that) So, I looked up the posts in this forum regarding the MA programs that can be good bridges to US ph.d program, and the ones that I found nice are: CEMFI, BGSE, PSE, Tolouse, Boconni and etc. (I didn't include those in England because they were too expensive) I thought it would be very nice if I can get into these good MA programs, but I have found literally NO record of Korean student who took these programs to later apply for us Ph. Ds, so I'm worried about a couple things. (There's tons of Koreans who did their MA in LSE, but none in the aformentioned ones) ---‐‐‐--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Given that I get a decent score in GRE, what do you think are my chances of getting into these MA programs (they seem pretty tough to get into) and if possible, of receiving some finincial aid? I also have a 6 month RA experience (not economic RA) in an UN office in Korea if it is any of help. Also, if they are off my range, other alternatives you would recommend for good briges? 2. Do you think it is recommendable for an asian student like me to take masters in those programs? I'm afraid that I'll be like the only asian in those program whose English isn't good and because of that, the faculty will not likely consider me for RA or write a good letter for me. I'm particularly worried about this, because in my grad schools, competition seems pretty tough among grad econ students to stand out and get better letters. If the same thing goes for European MA's, I'm afriad it is unlikely for asian student like me to stand out and get a good letter, in which case I might as well just stay in Korea. 3. If it is all okay for me to be in the programs, I would try to get a letter from the faculty who have strong connection to US adcoms. How would I be able to tell who have strong connection? Any comment would be very appreciated. Big thanks in advance :)
  21. Recently discovered this program and I'm thinking I might be a good fit. However, they don't post any info on placements into PhD programs. Does anyone know if it's worth it?
  22. Hi everyone. I"m 33 and I got a Msc in math 6 years ago. Grades were not stellar but ok. GRE quite good. I decided I want to get into an economics MSc with the idea of pursuing a PhD after it. I think this plan only makes sense If I manage to get into a very good PhD program, so the question is: What programs in Europe have good placement in the US AND would perhaps accept me? P.S. Talked to Bocconi for ESS the other day and they told me that while they like my background and my GRE, I'm too old for the other students and surely would not fit in socially, so they would be very likely to reject me. Said they would probably accept me for MAFINRISK instead. I was a bit shocked at first, but can see their point. Just gave you this anecdote to add info.
  23. Hi- What would you recommend for the following profile: - targeting mostly online/distance learning degrees - 3.7 gpa from a well ranked public policy masters (crap undergrad grades from good school) - good grades in related subjects but only intermediate micro/macro, multivariable calc, stats and intro to econometrics - good professional experience and no need to change jobs - $ fortunately not a major issue Goal is for an applied economics program as want solid applied econometrics skills. Looking at JHU MA applied Econ, SOAS quant finance Msc Finance, and self study. Anything I’m missing? Thanks in advance
  24. Just wondering how much emphasis I should place on the following factors when 'selecting' PhD advisers to approach: 1) If a PhD adviser has a few published Top 5's versus one who has published consistently in top field and second tier general interest journals. The reason I ask this question is because I have heard that academics with Top 5's help push PhD students towards Top 5 publications more so than those without. Although, I'm not sure how true this is, it's just what I have heard. 2) The quality/rigour of the core and field courses. Assuming a strong enough Math background would someone be able to self-study sufficiently to overcome weaker courses 3) Being in a good academic location surrounded by other universities conducting good research. Maybe this network effect has good influence on further developing ideas. I know there are other considerations to have in mind such as placement ranking, supervisor compatibility, however, just wanted to know how much emphasis I should place on these in particular.
  25. Hey friends, What is the difference between incoming student profiles for public policy PhDs, compared to econ? I'm slightly hamstrung by a poor freshman year, and while I have basically all of my econ and math in ahead of me, best case scenario is I walk away with a 3.8 GPA or so. My school is really good at placement for PhD programs as well. Despite this, I think I can rule out a top 20 econ program, at least straight out of undergrad. Are similarly ranked public policy programs just as competitive? I haven't found too much information regarding admissions data. If anyone knows any good resources and/or has firsthand knowledge, that would be much appreciated! Thanks!
  • Create New...