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For newbies to the forum, the below (from Chevrox) should help with understanding the math requirements versus what is extraneous but a great signal.


"Well this is what I've gathered from reading posts on this forum (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong):


Minimum Requirement: Differential and Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra, Intro Statistics.


Recommended: Multivariate Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Real Analysis, Probability Theory


Sets you above the pack: Mathematical Statistics, Abstract Algebra, Topology, Partial Differential Equations


Fancy but not helpful: Complex Analysis, Discrete Math, Number Theory"


Note that Chevrox is not wrong.

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if you apply to schools in English-speaking countries, all credentials (transcripts, LORs, etc.) must be translated into English. Here's a thread with the discussion on the translation of documents http://www.www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/138451-translation-lor.html


Here Office of International Services | International Admissions | Translation Services is a webpage I found from Maryland's Office of International Services. They suggest a few translation services that they accept. This may be useful for translation purposes


Also a link to Real Analysis video lectures using Baby Rudin http://www.www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/137227-real-analysis-video-lectures.html#post885201 and other math resources.


Hope this helps guys. Good luck on applications :)

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At the end of your PHD, the econ job market


Reflects from an Emory PHD placed at San Diego State (2006)



Michigan PHD to Stony Brook (2012)

Noahpinion: How I survived the Economics Job Market


AEA Job market advice:



Economists who want to enter the polisci market

Economics PhDs and the political science job market | Chris Blattman

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These may help ppl who run into interviews (thanks hedgequant & Humanomics) :p






Feel free to add to this if you find some more. I can't remember exactly how many posts hedgequant had on his interviews so I may have missed some. Hope these help!

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