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  1. Hey guys, I am currently a 2nd-year Master's student at a top 5 college in my country. Type of Undergrad: Engineering in Electronics & Communication from a virtually unknown Asian university. Undergrad Percentage: First Class (62%) Math Courses: Maths - I, Maths - II, Maths - III (covered Linear Algebra, Calculus, Numerical Methods) : First class with distinction Master's degree - 1st year GPA : 8/10 Relevant Courses: Micro 1 - 9 (A+) Macro 1 - 8 (A) Micro 2 - 8 (A) Statistics - 9 (A+) Econometrics - 6 (B) :( GRE : 160 V, 166 Q, 4 AWA Internship Experience: Worked on applied micro Letters of Recommendation: Three good letters. My current program is specialized in environmental economics, but here on I am interested to pursue research in economic theory or macroeconomics. Will my econometrics grade significantly hurt my chances? I am trying to compensate for the low grade in this semester's econometrics course but I won't have that on my transcripts when I apply this year. Do I have a shot at any of the top 50 US programs or should I try getting some research experience first before applying? I am not so keen on enrolling for another Master's program since time and money both are a constraint. Which schools should I be looking at? Any other suggestions are also welcomed. Thank you!
  2. Hello, I just received my GRE scores, and I am quite unsure about them. I got 165Q and 168V; the scores for AWA are not there yet. I want to apply for a master's programs in economics in the UK, preferably LSE or Oxford. These programs are surely highly competitive, and I think that I do have the grades necessary to apply, but I don't know if I have a chance there with my quant score (I suppose that it is the most important among the scores). According to the universities' respective websites, they expect applicants to have scores of at least 161 or 164 in quant (depending on the university). Although I am above these thresholds, I fear that I might be in the lower half of applicants. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any statistics on the scores of accepted applicants. Thus, I wanted to ask if anyone has some insights or tips. Should I retake it or rather focus on the rest of my application? In practice tests, I scored anything from 163 to 170 in quant, but I am sceptical if I am able to significantly increase my score the next time if I were to retake the GRE.
  3. I am from fourth or even fifth world country (considering the courses in my BA in Econ). I have taken only one math-related course: Linear Algebra with the mix of real analysis and one probability+math-stat course in my Econ BA. So, what can I do to cover up my gaps in terms of math? I've been admitted to Europe Econ master's but there PhD-level (mathematically rigous I think)courses starts from second year, at the time of my US PhD application I would not have taken those serious courses in MA.
  4. Hello everyone, I got an offer for an econ-finance 2 year pre-doc starting this fall. I am finishing my master's now from a (very?) good European university with good but not outstanding grades. I have both RA and TA experience and a couple of publications from my time as an RA. I was thinking of applying to Econ PhDs next year and work as predoc/full time RA while applying. I think I would get very good recommendations and like the place and profs, but is it worth waiting two years, considering I already have a master's and RA experience? At the same time I have no other offers so I don't know whether I am confident enough to decline. Any thoughts?
  5. I'd like to know your thoughts on how these programs rank in terms of international reputation as well as PhD preparation. Yes, I've done some prior research on this topic, but most answers were from more than 4 years back. If you, or someone you know, attended one of these programs, I'd love to know your experience. Personally, I'm a micro-guy, so I'm leaning towards UCL, but how much do the names of LSE/Cam stack against UCLs favour?
  6. I took the at-home GRE this past weekend and my unofficial scores came back as Q: 165 and V:163. I am currently looking into terminal masters programs for a stepping-stone to a PhD in economics in order to (1) get stronger letters (2) more coursework in upper-level economics as my undergrad leaves much to be desired in terms of econ courses. I am also working on math courses (full calc sequence, linear algebra) before this masters program. Do you think I should worry about re-taking the GRE? Down the road when it comes to PhD application time will the 165 limit me severely in terms of the programs that will consider me? Such as strictly outside the top-50? Thank you.
  7. I took the GRE a few days ago and got Q165, V167. Given the fact that many top schools aren't requiring GRE scores, should I submit these relatively mediocre scores to top programs? Here's further context about my profile: Undergrad from average Canadian school with 3.94 overall GPA and 3.99 GPA in Math/Stats/Econ courses. A+'s in all math and econ courses, including real analysis and advanced cal, except for A's in linear algebra and probability theory. Master's from top-2 Canadian school (top 40ish globally) with all As and A+s. Short RA-ship during my Master's with a good young prof on an AEJ paper. I've been working in the public sector for 1.5 years since finishing my Master's. LORs from my RA-ship prof and MA Econometrics prof, neither of whom know me super well, but both seemed happy to write the letters. Other one is from a PhD economist I worked with in government who got to know me very well. Applying to US top 10 schools and Toronto.
  8. Dear All, I am posting below a brief overview of various aspects of my profile. I am looking for a profile evaluation and sources to improve it. Depending on my current profile, what sort of schools should I target? What ranking range should I be targeting? Education: ​Undergraduate: B.A. (Hons.) Economics from the top University in India. [Grade: 85.7%/top 50 in the University] Master's: M.A. Economics from the top school in India. [Grade: First Class/First Division] [*]GRE: Quant: 168 Verbal: 162 AWA: 4.5 [*]Courses: [TABLE=class: grid, width: 600] [TR] [TD]Level[/TD] [TD]Type of Course[/TD] [TD]Number of Courses[/TD] [TD]Grades[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Calculus[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 90/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Linear Algebra[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 90/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Advanced Micro[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]More than 95/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Advanced Macro[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]More than 90/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Econometrics/Statistics[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 95/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Calculus/Linear Algebra[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 60/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Advanced Micro[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]More than 70/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Advanced Macro[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]More than 60/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Econometrics/Statistics[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 70/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE=width: 500] [TR] [TD][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Research Experience: Two years RA at a business school working on projects related to political economy, finance, and development 6+ months RA at a foreign university working on a project related to political economy One solo-authored working paper related to environmental economics and development, one solo-authored paper on political economy and finance. Two ongoing projects with co-authorships related to environment and development. Other relevant information: Highly proficient in STATA, R, GIS, and HTML. Working knowledge of Python Thanks a lot for your help! 😊
  9. Dear all, I am posting below a brief information on various aspects of my profile. I am looking for an evaluation and sources for improvement. Any schools in particular I should target? What ranking bracket should I be targeting? Any help is greatly appreciated. Degrees Undergraduate: B.A.(Hons.) Economics from the top Indian University. [Grade: top 50 in the University/85.7%] Postgraduate: M.A. Economics from the top Indian school. [Grade: First class/First division] GRE 168Q/162V/4.5 Courses [TABLE=class: grid, width: 500] [TR] [TD]Level[/TD] [TD]Course Type[/TD] [TD]Number of Courses[/TD] [TD]Score[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Calculus[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 90/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Linear Algebra[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 90/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Advanced Micro[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 90/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Advanced Macro[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]More than 90/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Undergraduate[/TD] [TD]Econometrics/Statistics[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 95/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Calculus/Linear Algebra[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]More than 60/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Advanced Micro[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [TD]More than 70/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Advanced Macro[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]More than 60/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Master's[/TD] [TD]Statistics/Econometrics[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]More than 70/100 on each[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Research experience RA: 2 years at a business school on projects related to political economy, finance, and development. RA: 6 months+ at a foreign university on a project related to political economy. One solo authored working paper on environmental economics and development. One solo authored working paper on political economy and finance. Two ongoing projects on environmental economics and development. Recommendation Letters One each from the two PIs I have RA'ed for. Expect them to be strong. One from the master's program. Expect it to be between average and strong. Other Information Good programming skills. Highly proficient in STATA, R, GIS,HTML. Working knowledge of Python. Ability to identify gaps in the literature and come up with novel research questions. Can work independently. Thanks a lot! :)
  10. Hey Guys! I saw a thread like this that was created a few years back for those doing the M.A. Program at the University of Texas at Austin. I figured I would create one for the entering class so we can meet each other and keep in touch before the program starts!
  11. ​I am currently deciding between accepting a top 20 US PhD offer and some offers for top European master's. My ultimate goal is to do a PhD, and I am wondering as to whether it would be possible to be accepted to a top 10 US program after finishing a European master's. The main questions I have in this regard are: Do UK master's (LSE, UCL) offer the option to do RA work? (I believe that this would greatly improve my application, as I don't have RA experience in academia). If I start the master in Fall 2020, would it be possible to get some recommendation letters by the December 2020 application period? Or is it customary to finish the whole program before asking for recommendations? I would greatly appreciate any information in this regard!
  12. Hello people. I am deciding between applying for a PhD in economics and going for a Masters first, and I've noticed that most of the Masters have higher tuition fees than the PhD programs (actually, the PhD usually don't have). I want to ask you, how easy or probable is to get a scholarship for a Masters? what can you tell from your experience? Comments about all parts of the world and all universities are welcome. I also would like to note that I am a Math major.
  13. Background / profile: -Graduated from top-ranked public undergrad with 3.6 GPA in humanities major with no STEM / econ coursework other than GEs -After working in government post-grad and learning coding and some math, interested in econ PhD and working in government, the fed, doing policy research, etc (not teaching / academia). I know a masters is easier but from my experience in the industry I want to work in, people with the jobs I want have PhDs. My plan: -Take math courses (full calculus sequence, linear algebra, discrete math) and econ (micro / macro) at community college -Get a very high GRE, especially in quant. (If I can’t do this, probably a good sign to do something else) -Do an online (so I can work and move) masters of science in econ from a school with a thesis option and econometrics focus (North Dakota, Purdue, etc). This is to get some research published and receive letters from econ professors that went to reputable schools for their PhDs -Take advanced math courses (probability, mathematical statistics, real analysis) at some nearby in-person university as post-bacc -Apply to a variety of PhD programs (not picky, not sure what's realistic but preferably in the 20-60th range) Is this stupid, or actually effective? What is the least realistic part of this plan? I’m somewhat unsure about the online aspect of the masters, but I figured since PhD programs mostly care about letters and grades in hard math classes it doesn’t make a huge difference? Obviously this is a very very long-term plan spanning 3-4 years or so before I apply, but that's fine by me. Tl;dr: Humanities major plan to get into PhD: math classes->online econ MS->more math classes->apply Thank you all so much for any advice you can give!
  14. Can the MRes programs at colleges like UCL, Warwick, Tinbergen, Tilburg, etc. be used as a bridge to a PhD program in the US? If so, how tough is it to get into them and how good they are in terms of PhD placements? I already have a 3-year bachelor's and a 2-year master's from India. I have topped the class in master's but my undergrad GPA is very low. I'm considering doing an MRes before a PhD to increase my chances of getting a US PhD. Does that seem like a good plan? What else would you suggest to compensate for a low undergrad GPA? I have also gathered a lot of research experience by doing two research internships, one at a think tank and another at a business school, a term paper, a masters thesis, and now I'm working as an RA after graduation. I'll have one year of RA experience by the time I start the said MRes program. Please tell me if this seems like a doable plan. Any suggestions would be helpful. If instead of an MRes program, another masters program is better for me, please suggest the kinds of programs i should look at. Thank you, in advance.
  15. Hi, I am looking for suggestions to apply for a PhD Program in the US. Profile - I have completed my bachelor's in Economics from a top state college in India and my master's in Economics from a Tier 2 private research university in India. I am currently working as a Research Assistant in a project. I have done several term papers and other research projects and I have some professors who would vouch for my research skills (although they might not be very well known internationally). I have also been a Teaching Assistant for the two graduate Macro courses and one undergrad Micro course during my masters. Undergrad GPA - 6.1/10 (Second Class) Masters GPA - 9.52/10 (Highest in Class) Gre - 323 (167 - Quant, 156 - Verbal) Master's Courses - Graduate level two-course sequences in Micro (A- in first course, B in second), Macro (A in both courses) and Econometrics (A in both courses). Electives in Labor Econ, Development Econ, Political Econ, Time Series, Trade, International Finance (All A's except Trade in which I got a B). My research interest spans Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. Problems - 1. The only maths courses I have taken are the mathematical methods courses which have covered everything from analysis to optimization and multivariate calculus briefly but I know that they are not worth much to PhD admission committees. I am taking online courses while working in Multivariate Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Probability and Statistics but I don't know how much that would it help my prospects. 2. My undergrad GPA is very low (might be equivalent to a low-B or a C). I guess the high master's GPA would compensate for that to some extent but since it is from a lower ranked uni, I don't know how much good it will do exactly. I am looking for suggestions to improve my profile and the kind of universities I should target. I am also considering doing another Master's in Europe to compensate for the low undergrad GPA, do some math courses and get better LORs. Any suggestions regarding European master's programs will also be helpful. I will be applying this year for admissions in Fall'21.
  16. Hello. I am brazilian. I've got a GPA of 3.5 in my Economics B.S. at my local university. It's a good university, but calculus disciplines were pretty weak. I wanted to do an "academic upgrade" and applied to a master's in the University of São Paulo's (that's the most important university in Brazil) Agricultural Economics Department. I struggled very much with quantitative disciplines, and got lots of "C" grades. The university does not state how much a C is worth, but it's the lowest grade one can have without failing. I would guess it's a 5(of 10), because that's the lowest an undergrad can get without failing. Well, they say a master's at a good school in Brazil is harder than a master's in U.S. but easier than a PHD. I want to do a PHD in the U.S., but I'll work to improve my math abilities before I can do that. I intend to complete a Real Analysis course in a Math department. My question: Is doing a Real Analysis course enough to compensate for my bad grades in my master's in an Admission selection in the U.S.? Or is it advisable just to pretend I havenn't done this master's (which would be sad because that's the most valuable thing I have got in my curriculum)? P.S.: I don't intend to try TOP30 schools. The hardest I consider aplying to are TOP 50 schools (and even these I don't know if it's worth trying with my grades), like Cornell. The easiest I want to try is CUNY. P.S. 2: I think I may have some papers published by the time of selection. I don't know if it helps much.
  17. I am an Indian student who is about to start his undergraduate degree in Economics (B.A. Hons.) from one of the top universities in India. While my academic experience of economics is still inadequate, my interest in the social sciences and mathematics is quite deep, based on my reading outside the curriculum and experience with some college textbooks. Additionally, I feel my talents have always been academic. Even though I have yet to decide for sure, I am most probably going to do research in Economics. At the very least, I plan to do a master's in the subject. My question is a general one: given that I am going to do a three-year undergraduate degree (with no double major option, so direct admission to a PhD is anyway impossible), how should I proceed to eventually end up in a T20 PhD? More specifically, (1) which master's degree will prepare me the best for a T20? (2) which master's degree is reasonably priced and/or funded? (a maximum, say, of 50,000 USD) (3) are UK M.Phil/MSc courses worth the high fees given that paying 50,000 USD in a single year, while possible, will be tough for my family (4) if possible, should I get 2-3 years work experience after my B.A. to fund further studies (will it hurt future applications?) and (5) what are the particular things I should try to add to my CV from now onwards? Obviously, my academic track record is yet to be proven. But I was a 99 percentile SAT student and my high school marks are among the best in my school (top 5 in a batch of 1000). So for the sake of this discussion, I am assuming that I shall perform at a similar level in my GRE and undergraduate courses. Thank you!
  18. Hey, Does anyone know what sort of questions they ask for the Masters in Applied Economics interview? Im pretty nervous and was just wondering if any one had any advice. Was wondering more specifically on technical questions.
  19. Hi, guys. I'm an asian econ major student who just made up my mind to do masters in Europe (or possibly in canada) before I eventually apply for ph.d econs. (My dream masters for now are: BGSE, CEMFI, Bocconi, Tolouse, U of Toronoto, Vancouver University, etc.) I note that most masters start in september and ph.d applications are from december to january, so that means I need to apply one and a quarter year after I officially start my master program. For two-year program, I am not particularly concerned, because even if my first ph.d applications turn out bad, I will always be able to take advantage of the remaining one year to boost my profile and reapply the next year. But for one-year programs, what do you suggest I do if my first shots go totally off so that I have to work on one more year until I reapply the next year? I don't think it is possible for graduates of one-year masters to continue working with the professors even after graduation, so it seems to me that the only thing i could do in this case would be finding a 1-2 year full-time RA ship that can potentially lead to strong letters for reapplication. (At this point, I'm not thinking of comming back to my home country after the one-year master, because I see very few good RAships here) But I'm worried if this is a feasible exit-strategy for an international student like me. I'm afraid that RA jobs in US or anywhere else are mostly reserved for domestic students of the country, so I will unlikely get a good RA position even after taking masters degree from the aforementioned schools? Any comments would be very much appreciated :)
  20. Hi! I was just wondering whether it would like better to do a masters in a business-related field before applying for Phd in business programs at prestigious/good universities (e.g., Harvard, INSEAD, Wharton, and so on). It seems like that many b-schools do accept students with only undergraduate-level education, but is this the norm? I have heard from somehow that it is actually rare for undergraduate students going straight to PhD in business programs, but an associate professor at a prestigious b-school told me that he would not recommend having a masters degree before doing the PhD. So really, I have been completely overwhelmed by these two opposing views. To make matters worse, there are just too many business-related master's programs (MIM, aka Masters in Management; MBA; Master of Research in Business, aka Mres), and I have basically no idea what to do: should I skip the masters? Or should I have one before applying? If so, which? Taught masters or research masters? Therefore, I was wondering if someone of you would be so kind as to share his/her personal experience/opinion with me. And here I would like to offer my point of view. In my humble opinion, I think doing a masters, although not necessary, can be of huge help. It seems to be evident that when the admission officers at any university review a person's candidacy for a phd program, one of the most important factors taken into consideration would be the person's research background: what he is interested in? what has he studied/published so far? And it is really hard to imagine that an undergraduate student would have the same level of understanding of a field and research background that a masters student have, which denotes that the former will be in an unfavorable position when being considered. As for which masters to opt for, I would say that a taught masters is the best option for anyone wanting to enter into a phd program, since the students are given a lot of freedom to pursuit their interests. Might I know if my understanding and conclusions are correct? Might I know if there are actually some benefits in applying as a bachelor? Thanks for your time and reading! Any suggestion will be highly appreciated
  21. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: BA in International Relations (Top 10 IR school, terrible for economics) Undergrad GPA: 3.55 Type of Grad: n/a Grad GPA: n/a GRE: 163 Q /165 V/4.5 AW -- Retaking and pretty confident of getting a Q166 or 167. Don't think I can get a perfect score, though. Math Courses: Stats I (A), Calc I (A), currently taking Calc II (at Harvard Extension) but I already know most of the material and I'm pretty sure I'll easily get an A. If I do get an A I'll be able to take a class that combines Linear Algebra and Real Analysis next semester, along with Calc III (multivariable). If not, I'll only be able to take Calc III and Linear Algebra next semester. Econ Courses: Macro I (A), Micro I (B), International Economics I (A-) Research Experience: Only political science research, 6 months at a DC think tank (internship) and 2.5 years in industry. Teaching Experience: n/a So clearly my profile is nowhere near enough to get into a decent PhD program (particularly because I haven't really even studied economics that much), so I'm going for a Master's as (hopefully) as a stepping stone to a PhD. Here's the list of masters I think I'd like to apply to, ranked in order of preference: Duke MA Economics PSE PPD UCL MSc Economics Bocconi MSc Economics and Social Sciences Barcelona GSE Masters in Economics and Finance Yale IDE SAIS MIEF Cornell MS Applied Economics and Management IHEID MA International Economics Columbia MA Economics BU MA Economics Tufts MA Sciences Po Master's in Economics Warwick Diploma + MSc in Economics Sciences Po Master's in International Economic Policy Simon Fraser MA w/ qualifying year Mcgill MA Economics w/ qualifying year Now, obviously this list is kinda long, I can't apply to 17 programs, but which ones do I cut? 14-17 I consider "safeties" that I think I should easily get into. 10-13 I'm fairly confident about these, 50-50 I guess? (Except for maybe Columbia, but I know nothing about how competitive this program is). 1-9 Are all dream programs but I'm kinda skeptical about getting into any of them. Maybe you guys can help me out here? Do I even have a chance with those? Thanks in advance for the help!
  22. Hi there, I'm an international undergraduate, and would like to prusue an econ PhD later on. I'm aiming for top 20ish schools but being in a non-US university is not helping me much, so I probably won't directly apply for PhD. I understand that working as a full-time RA is getting increasingly popular these days before applying for a top school, but I'm a bit concerned that getting RA positions rather depends on luck, since it's a matching process somehow like PhD applications. Would doing a Masters in schools like LSE or Chicago be a nice alternative, or is it less useful than doing a pre-doc? Thanks!
  23. Hi all, I am a current 2nd year in my PhD program. My program allows PhD students to tack on a master's in the course of their PhD by doing a little extra work (sometimes no extra work depending on which fields you choose). I am weighing the cost benefit at the moment, and I am curious if there is any added benefit to someone with no intention of quitting the PhD. Put a different way, beyond the improvement of your outside option, does having an intermediate master's listed on your CV matter at all after you have a PhD/when you go on the market? From what I gather it seems to open some internship doors prior to graduation, but other than that the value added seems small. All thoughts are appreciated.
  24. Undergraduate: Top 15 US state uni GRE: Q168/V157/AW 4.0 (will be taking 2nd gre in late Dec) GPA: 3.6 Major: Econ&International Studies Minor: Development econ, Math Math: Cal1(AP), Cal2(A-), Calc3(B-), Linear Algebra (A), Probability Theory(B), Real Analysis(B) Econ: intermediate Micro(A), intermediate Macro(A), Econometrics (A) Research Experience: internship at abroad think tank, internship at aid agency I'm interested in international development. Not interested in getting ph.d I think I'll apply to LSE econ, LSE int development, UW-Madison econ for sure. I'm still pending my decision on USC applied econ, Uni of Sussex dev studies, Tuft for econ... Do you think programs at Cambridge or Oxford would be a far reach for me? Open to any suggestion or advice on my school choice! Thanks
  25. The recent news about Duflo/Banerjee/Kremer has made me really interested in doing development economics (my goal would be to participate in the impact evaluations/RCTs done by J-PAL/IPA/Etc). The thing is, I graduated 2 years ago with a B.A. in International Affairs (at a top school in the field). I took very minimal econ/quant coursework (Calc I, Stats I, Intro to Micro, Intro to Macro, Int'l Econ). This doesn't seem to be enough to get into most masters programs (even less for PhDs). Does anyone know of any well known programs that have a qualifyng year (or a bridging program of that nature)? Right now I think my best bet would be to get into Sciences Po's International Economic Policy program (which has no quantitative requirements) and use it to get into my dream program, PSE's Public Policy and Development Masters. Getting that PPD masters would let me advance into a real econ PhD with PSE. Does my plan make sense? Do any of you have a better idea of what I could do?
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