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Hi everyone, I'm currently a third year Econ student at Bocconi trying to decide what to do next year (and with my life in general). I got an offer for SSE's MSc in Economics and it would not be a problem for me to get into Bocconi's MSc as well (although I won't be able to get a scholarship) so I'm trying to decide between the two. I also applied to other places: I applied to a double Econ MSc Sciences Po-Sorbonne, which I don't really like, and I got an offer from Stockholm Uni which I won't accept, so I think those two are my best options (I didn't apply to UK unis because the costs are prohibitive for me and other places because I was looking for a two-year MSc). I would like to get a PhD in Economics after my master's, maybe in the US. I spent a semester at SSE so I know what the two schools are like and I actually already accepted SSE's offer as I didn't want to stay here, but after looking a bit on the internet and especially on this forum I think Bocconi is a better choice considering getting a PhD in the future: highly rank, the program is very quantitative and usually places student at top PhD programs. The main reason for me not wanting to stay here is that I know my life would be miserable for the next two years, as I would have to live with my parents and spend 10+ hours/day in the class or the library like I do now, plus I would have to pay 14k per year (I would pay no tuition fees as a EU citizen at SSE). What do you think of SSE's Econ MSc? How does it compare to Bocconi? Do you think I would have similar chances in terms of PhD or is there a significant difference between the two? Thanks in advance
Hi everyone! I hope i am not posting this in the wrong section. I have been accepted into the Economics Program in Barcelona GSE and the MSc in Economics at Stockholm SSE. Plus, I am waiting for answers from other schools, especially LSE PSE and Bocconi. I am confident I will be accepted in Bocconi, a little less for the other too, I don't know what to expect, but anyway I want to start picturing my options. I am paying the reservation fee in BGSE so that I can take some time to choose Given that I am passionate about Macro, I would lean to choose Barcelona, but the fees are high (no funding, unfortunately) and I am doubtful. I think that it is better compared to Stockholm, given that the latter is free (i am a EU citizen) but I would have to spend two years in the much more costly (and less entertaining, also) Stockholm. Hence, I am thinking about making a bit of a financial stretch and paying for GSE. But what would you advise if i get into the other schools? Of course, as my ridiculous nickname suggests, I would like to continue to a PhD (hopefully the US) later. I am interested in Macro but I am also not sure about that, since I like lots of areas. Also: I got a pretty bad GRE (161 Q, with an interesting, but kind of useless, 169 V): given that I was able to get into a couple of good schools with this, should I think of retaking it anyway? I mean, if I take the Masters in BGSE and place myself good in the course, will the GRE still matter much for a PhD/MRes? (of course I think i can score higher than that, but I really have trouble in when to take the exam). Sorry if I have been long and asked wrong questions, new here. Thank you in advance!
Hello all. I want to get some informations about econ phd program in Stockholm univ. (I know that Stockholm univ and SSE have offered joint doctoral program, SDPE) As no one in my country (in Eastern Asia) has applied Sweden institute for several years, it's almost impossible to get informations from my colleagues or professors. I'm so interested in (empirical) political economics field, and there are some excellent researchers in Stockholm (e.g Tabellini, Stromberg, Hassler ...) However, almost all political economics major professors are in IIES, not in the economics department in Stockholm Univ. I have read that only a few phd students in Economics department can get phd student positions in IIES. Do researchers in IIES supervise doctoral thesis only for students in IIES? I'm asking whether I can write thesis under the supervision of IIES researchers even if I fail to be an IIES student. And I'm also curious about difficulty of entering IIES phd research program from Stockholm Univ econ department. Thanks all.