On standards or conventions specific to economics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field

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Is “get passing grades and follow voraciously your curiosity on the side” a good strategy for graduate school?

I will be starting my PhD in Math this fall. I have diverse interests including philosophy, history and economics, but I concluded that a PhD in Math would be most useful in the real world. I wanted ...
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Completing a PhD sooner: what does it take?

More specifically in finance/economics. As I understand it, spending at least 5 years in the program is highly beneficial if one intends to work in academia. However, if aiming for industry positions ...
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Letters of Recommendation for economics grad school for non-economics majors?

I understand there are many people who major in math or physics and get into elite economics graduate schools. I'm sure that I will be able to find math professor who will with letters of ...
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What is considered “completed work” for a conference submission

I was looking at submitting to a conference where the call says: completed work only Q1: Now what exactly is considered completed work here? That I have already submitted that paper to ...
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How will an online MBA be perceived in applications for a faculty position in economics and accounting?

I recently retired and want to get back into pursuing higher education. I am happily married and live in Los Angeles. So, I am somewhat geographically constrained concerning my choice of MBA ...
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Should I get a master's in math before getting econ PhD?

I'm planning to apply to phd programs in economics and I'm hoping to eventually work in academic research on economic theory, social choice theory, welfare economics or related areas. I'm wondering if ...
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How to identify studies that should be replicated?

In psychology voting on which studies should be replicated is established on a website. The ReplicationWiki (that I founded) offers a voting option for studies in economics and related fields, but it ...
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Visiting professor opportunities for PhD candidates

In my field, economics, I occasionally see opportunities for ABD PhD Candidates to apply for one- or two-semester visiting professor positions (presumably as sabbatical cover). I have only ever heard ...
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Masters in Economics with a Bachelors in Computing? [duplicate]

I have just started my Bachelors in Computing (hons). Although i have been very good in IT till now, i have this desire of doing my Masters/PhD in Economics from a reputed US University. So, can i ...
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Some economists seem to have a second PhD from a U.S. institution, conferred one year after their European PhD. How is this possible?

Some Economics professors (e.g. here and here) obtained a PhD in Economics in Europe and then obtained a PhD in economics in the U.S. in just one year. I would like to do the same as I am finishing a ...
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Why does the number of publications for computer science and economics PhD students differ by so much?

As a CS PhD student, I'm often surprised at how few papers econ students have when they go into the job market. Even students at top universities typically have 3-4 papers, mostly still unpublished, ...
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Does a degree in economics/corporate finance from an Italian university prepare me for a PhD in economics?

i am a master of corporate finance student in Bocconi. i have a bachelor degree in economics and wanted to continue on it but decided to switch to finance due to some restraints (my scholarship from ...
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Is sharing R code for a dissertation consider to be plagiarism?

I'm working on my individual dissertation in finance. This thesis tests the low-volatility factor on European markets. The core methodology is creating Fama and French portfolios, testing the new low-...
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Appropriate time to announce current research topics

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the field of economics and I'm starting to make significant head way into my research and submitting articles to journals. I get a really strong vibe in the ...
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Forward-citation chasing: Is there a formal study for what I'm doing?

I'm currently writing a Master's dissertation in health economics which is looking at economic evaluations of certain interventions. I've got a database of about 400 papers, and would like to spend ...
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Can I change my field for Masters? [duplicate]

I just got done with my bachelors in Computer Science. After four years of CS, I realized I don't really like programming or anything to do with computers. I'd rather work for organisations which ...
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How to receive email notifications of newly accepted papers in a specified set of journals?

Is there some way of arranging that I receive emails whenever selected academic economics journals of interest to me, perhaps published by different publishers, post online a newly accepted paper?
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How marketable is a BS in Economics for different Masters degrees?

I'm currently an undergraduate Economics student with minors in both business and mathematics. As I look towards my future, I'm trying to see what options I have and ultimately make the best decision. ...
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Issues when splitting one long paper into two papers

I've got a long policy/economics paper that will need to be split into two papers before any journal will be able to publish it. I can make them into freestanding pieces. But there will be ...
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Can I get a second masters in the same subject but with a different focus? [duplicate]

I'm doing a ma in economics which isn't very technical. It's focused on macro and international economics. Once I finish this program I'm going to try to apply to another program for an ma in ...
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Is it possible to do a PhD in Environmental Policy and Economics if I do not have an academic background in Economics?

Is it possible to do a PhD in Environmental Policy and Economics if I do not have an academic background in Economics (except for two papers in my graduate prog. one on Environmental economics and the ...
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When applying to a PhD program whose strength is not my concentration field, should I adjust my statement of purpose to match their area of strength?

I am applying to a PhD in Economics; I am a big in Macro Economics as my background is entirely in macro. One of the schools I am interested in is more focused in game theory. They have some ...
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Lost Interest in Electrical Engineering. Still have a Math degree to complete. What to do? [closed]

I just finished my 5th semester of a compact, dual degree (MS in mathematics and BE in electrical and electronics engineering) course from BITS Pilani, India. It's hitting me really hard now that I ...
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Can I get a Master's in Economics with a Bachelor's in Mathematics?

I am going to receive a Bachelor's of Science in Applied Mathematics soon. I found out facilitating medical environments is what I found interesting after volunteering at a hospital for two years and ...
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What is the value of journal publications outside academia?

I am an economics PhD student; I'm seeking to wrap up my PhD and do something outside of academia. If I don't plan on ever being in academia, is there any value (career-wise) for me to get any of my ...
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How to transition from MBA in Finance to PhD in Financial Economics?

I want to pursue a PhD in Financial Economics in USA/Canada. I am a software engineer and going to Canada to pursue an MBA in Finance in September from an average public university. I have studied a ...
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Undergrad seeking information about PhD/Masters in Economics math requirements

I am currently a Senior undergrad at a small school in the US. I have pretty good grades and have yet to take the GRE. I am a double major in Accounting and Business Management. I love economics (all ...
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What relevance do law school grades have on admission to a Master's degree in economics?

I am currently a rising 2L law student who passed up an opportunity to do a joint JD/MS in Economics. I didn't think I was adequately prepared to take on the Economics degree, though. (Not enough math ...
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Any chances for me in top 10 economics program?

I am bachelors of commerce from a not known university. I am going to take economics masters from India's top institute. I will take higher math courses as well. What else should I do to get in top 10 ...
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Submitting the same paper to more than one conference in economics [duplicate]

I am aware of the post relating to this topic here. However, it doesn't say anything for the paper relating to the economics. I would be glad if seasoned econ colleagues could clear out the confusion ...
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Are undergraduate reference letters adequate for PhD applications after a masters program?

Currently I am finishing my masters (one year) in economics at a Canadian university and am intending to apply to Canadian universities to do a PhD. The issue I have is that in the courses I had ...
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Publishing similar/same paper twice? (regarding Economics Letters journal)

I've always been under the impression that you're only allowed to publish 1 result in 1 journal. However, Economics Letters states: For instance, a theorist could submit to Economics Letters a ...
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Is it possible to study abroad as a PhD student?

I hope to enter a PhD program in economics in the next few years, ideally at a top US school (Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc.) Are there usually opportunities to study abroad during such a ...
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I attended a poorly ranked school for my undergraduate education. Will this affect my chances for a PhD in economics?

I studied math and economics at a poorly ranked university, and I will graduate in the near future. I have a position lined up at a prestigious, data-heavy research institution, where I'll work with ...
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Is it possible to become a professor in a field where you don't have a PhD degree?

I am a economics major student who will be applying for PhD programmes pretty soon. I am quite interested in economics, but I find myself even more interested things related to probability theory, ...
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Solutions to the lack of code transparency in economics?

Like most fields that rely on statistical analyses, economics has suffered from a few well-publicized coding errors (most notably the Foote and Goetz finding that when correcting Donohue and Levitt's ...