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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How to calculate cross-price elasticity from p.e and i.e? [on hold]

I have a question as following: There are two goods: beer and pizza and conditions: Bob's income elasticity for beer is 3. Bob's price elasticity of beer is -2. What's the cross-price elasticity ...
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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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How cyclical is the (non-economics) academic job market?

I’m coming from an interdisciplinary PhD, but most of my advisors are economists. The economics job market is centralized, institutional, and happens once per year (in December). It is a ...
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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 ...