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Like the title says, I decided a bit late to try to pursue an Econ PhD--it's been a major of mine for a while, and I've been taking some math courses, but I do graduate in a year, so there's not just a whole lot of adapting I can do at this point. I understand the programs are competitive, and if I can't get in to anything, that's fine. I'd just like some thoughts on what I can do with what little wiggle room I've got. I'll work on my applications plenty, but that's easier to change. Graduating: May 2021 Type of Undergrad: Unranked U.S. University. BS in Econ, BA in Political Science & Spanish, Data Science minor Undergrad GPA: 3.9+, should remain above or maybe dip into high 3.8s Undergrad Econ Courses: AP Macro, Intro Micro, Intermediate Macro/Micro, Applied Econometrics, Theories of Economic Growth, Labor (As). Game Theory and History of Econ (the latter required) planned. Math Courses: Linear Algebra (A). Calc III, Discrete Math, ODE planned. LORs: Professor I had for Intro Micro and will have for Game Theory, other I had for three courses and will assist with (informal) research over the summer. Maybe an old CS professor who I will have for Discrete--not sure. Programming: R, limited Python Research Experience: None in Econ at the moment, will have limited experience after summer. Was chosen for a Canadian Fulbright for the summer, but, y'know, pandemic. Work experience: Nothing relevant to Econ. GRE (estimate) I haven't taken the real test yet, but from the practice tests, it seems like about 165Q/163V/4. Will study over the summer, obviously. This post was for peace of mind, even though that's probably not what will come out of it. I don't have a great math background, or good research experience. I'll be doing a senior project during the spring semester, since that's how my university does things. Main questions: -What PhD rank, if any, should I be aiming at? -If looking at Master's programs, should I focus on math, or econ? -Past what rank should I write off PhD programs? Coming from an unranked UG, I'd like something with a positive reputation for graduate school. Just not sure right now if that's possible.
Hi, as a fourth-year undergraduate student, I am quite anxious of my application for PhD Program on Marketing (CB track). Please help evaluate my competence. My profile stats are as follows. 1. Standardized Tests: GRE: Verbal 164 (94%); Quantitative 168 (95%); Analytical Writing 4 (56%). TOEFL: Reading (29) Listening (30) Speaking (24) Writing (29) Total (112/120) 2. Undergraduate School: Bachelor of Science on Economics; Bachelor of Science on Psychology GPA: (Economics) 3.95/4.00 (top 5%); (Psychology) 4.00/4.00 assessed by WES Tsinghua University, China (Top 2 University in China) Exchange Student on Economics GPA: (Economics) 3.84/4.00 University of Mannheim, Germany 3. Graduate GPA: null, I am currently a fourth-year undergraduate student. 4. Research Experience: a) Independent Research as Term paper for the PhD Course Consumer Behavior Research I: Judgment and Decision-Making. Accepted by SPSP Annual Conference Undergraduate Poster Session. Proceeding as my Honor Thesis. b) Summer Research Assistant at Top10 U.S. Business School for 11 weeks, assisting with one part of Job Market Thesis. Designed Four surveys with data from MTurk. c) Research Assistant on Psychology for one semester. d) Research Assistant on OB for one semester. This research has been published at JAP but I had no authorship as RA. e) Training Editor for Journal of Marketing Science (Leading Scholar Journal in Chinese). 5. Teaching Experience: TA-ed One-Week EMBA Overseas Session at New York City 6. Work Experience: one irrelevant summer internship 7. Concentration Applying to: Consumer Behavior 8. Number of programs planned to apply to: over 20 9. Dream Schools: Any PhD program that gives me an offer. 10. What made you want to pursue a PhD? I simply want to be a professor rather than anything else. Research is inherently fascinating for me while industry is tedious and depressing for me. Questions or concerns you have about your profile? 1. What are my chances of getting into the Top 20 programs? 2. I have learned quite much courses (44 ETC) on economic theories, econometrics, statistics and industrial organization as an exchange student at one of the leading Econ institutions in Germany. But now I am determined on CB research. Do you think these Econ courses (typically for quant track) will destroy my application? 3. If I fail to get enrolled in any Ph.D. program this year, what research master programs on Econ or Psycho do you recommend for me to pursue my academic goal? 4. Do you think it is a better idea to get a Master Degree first if I wish to become a competitive Job Market Candidate in five to seven years? Best Regards and Many Thanks.
Advice on pursing Environmental Econ Phd
LenaWE posted a topic in IntroductionsHello! 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!
akhlak posted a topic in IntroductionsI have just joined this forum today. I'm a undergrad student majoring in Physics in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am in 5th semester now and hoping to complete MS/PhD from US/Canada. I have not taken any tests yet. I joined this forum just to know things so that I'll not mess up when the right time comes up!
PHD in Developement Economics- IS it for me to?
kacharya posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsHey all you Guru's out there... This is my first time posting anything on any form, so please be nice. :) I am currently a Junior in College, completing my undergrad in Business and Economics with a minor in French. I took some time off from high school, so I'll graduate at the age of 25. (very important.) My goal is to work for the I.M.F, or the U.N as a research specialist. The reason I'm thinking about a doctorate is: -I.M.F, along with many other large organizations, do not hire employee's after the age of 30, and at the same time, employee's need to have a PHD. -The job market is currently unstable. -I am a good student, and enjoy studying and research. -And supposedly it saves time to go straight for a phd instead of doing a masters in between. The reason I'm not so sure about it is: -Cost -Everything I've read up on dissertations tells me its the hardest thing I'll ever do. -I'm not sure if I want to continue studying for so long. Some other random questions: -Does a PHD student have to stay in the college while doing his dissertation, or can he go and get a job in another city at the same time? -How long does a dissertation take? -I'm thinking about devel. Econ. because I want to be able to help my country with its economic issues, do I have the right idea of devel. econ? Thank you very much!! :tup: you guys rock.