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Career advice - Undergraduate

I'm an economics major who has been looking for internships for this summer without much success. At first, I tried looking for things related to my major (internship positions at banks and graduate ...
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Concurrent MA and PhD programs at different universities?

I was accepted into an MA in economics at a very prestigious school without funding and a PhD in politics at a reputable state school with full funding/stipend. My intended research in the PhD program ...
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How to leave academia? [closed]

I completed my PhD in economic theory in a low ranked institution a few weeks ago. Currently, I’m in the first year of my 3-year postdoc at a very low ranked institution. My dissatisfaction stems from ...
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To provide lecture notes or not?

I teach Intermediate Microeconomics to a large class (150 students) in a University. I use a graphics tablet to write the explanations and project it on the screen. I am mostly open to pausing and ...
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is this plagiarising an economic model

I am currently writing an undergraduate economics thesis in collective household behaviour. I have found a paper that uses a mathematical utility model very similar to one I have been working on ...
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Ways to successful PHD: basically just math or statistics?

Is it true that the way to successfully achieving a PhD goes through illustrating that you can do relatively hardcore math (or statistics as a subset of math)? Mostly in the field of economics but ...
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GRE Mathematics Subject for Ph.D. of Economics

I have a bachelor degree of Engineering and a Master of Economics and next fall want to apply for Ph.D. of Economics. I have checked some universities in the US and found out linear algebra and real ...
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Will a Second Masters Degree help my chances of getting into a PhD program (Economics)? [duplicate]

I am currently in the second year of my masters degree (MSc. Economics) in India. I want to pursue a PhD (preferably in the US) that is funded. Post my PhD, I want to work in MDBs/International ...
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Do I have to re-cite sources in the conclusion that I already cited in the main part of my masters thesis?

I am currently writing the conclusion of my master's thesis. In the main part I have mostly explained an economic model and tried to make it more understandable. If I now summarize the findings in the ...
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Will a presentation at a conference with no proceedings or publication help my CV for grad school application?

Ahmedabad University is going to organize an annual economic conference. I have completed my graduation this year. A few conferences which were held at my university published the accepted papers in a ...
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Springer proceedings NOT indexed by Scopus

I am searching for a conference in economics and business. There is one conference that looks relatively OK (less probability of being predatory: according to papers which are published in its ...
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Moving from Math to Economics

I have an undergrad degree in math and philosophy, and was wondering whether it would be possible to transition to economics for a PhD. With respect to economics classes, my transcript only has the ...
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Who is the typical speaker at an academic workshop (in the field of Economics)? [closed]

I've been asked to help with an academic workshop in the field of Economics and I was wondering whether most speakers who are invited to such events are faculty members or PhD students (apart from ...
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Computer Science Phd with BSc Econ and MSc Social Data Science

Hi I am curious to know whether my background will be at all competitive for a Phd in computer science. My research interests currently mainly lie in Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback, both ...
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How can I make up for weak grades (PhD level courses in master transcript) while applying for Ph.D. in economics?

I want to apply for Ph.D. in Economics in HK, US or Europe, but I met a problem. MY UNDERGRADUATE I am Chinese. My undergraduate was in Peking University majoring in Economics. Though it's one of ...
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How to become Professor in England [closed]

I did Master degree in Economics with 60% from India. Now I live in England I want to be professor here but don’t know what to do for it. Can you help me please Thank you
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F grade during exchange semester [duplicate]

I am a European guy and will apply for the Masters in Economics next year. I did an exchange semester in Germanys top school and basically due to too much partying I got an F at one of the related ...
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Failing my PhD courseworks and Possibility of Transferring to other Fields/Industry

Background: I am a first year PhD student in Math and I am failing my classes miserably. I believe that I am a hard worker, passionate about math and I am definitely committed to the program. However, ...
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How to politely and diplomatically ask one "half-senior“ coauthor to contribute more?

In our discipline we are equal coauthors ordered alphabetically. We have one most senior coauthor (advisor) who supplied the idea and edited the manuscript, two junior coauthors who have done most of ...
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What factors to consider when visiting universities that you have received offers from when making a decision?

I am an economics undergraduate, and I applied abroad for my master’s. Luckily, I was admitted to two top schools – one in Germany, other in France. I have spoken with students from both schools, ...
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Why are so many working papers "killed/buried" in Finance/Economics?

My training is in another discipline but my work has brought me to the finance/fin-econ literature. Recently, I came across a line of work (regarding Executive Compensation) where most of the authors ...
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Preparing for undergraduate research but feeling unprepared

I'm trying to prepare for undergraduate research by reading papers that are similar to what I will be working on, but I am having trouble understanding much of what I am reading. I have taken one ...
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How to go about getting into a Master’s in Economics program despite poor performance in undergrad?

I graduated recently with a BS in Economics. I am interested in pursuing my education in Economics but I realize that I am not adequately prepared as I did not perform well in my undergraduate ...
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How to repond to reviewer comment that findings in existing literature contrast my findings?

I recently received comments from the reviewers on my research paper. In my paper I look at the impact of X on Y and find that X negatively affects Y. One reviewer has commented that while my findings ...
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Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates in the Field of Economics

I am a cs graduate as the title suggests. I have been working as a data engineering/ science consultant for the past couple of months. And I will hopefully get a public administrative job (civil ...
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Should I publish my working papers before they are accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in Economics?

I am currently doing my PhD in Economics in a UK university and have a couple of working papers —one of them almost finished—. Each of these working papers corresponds to one chapter in my PhD Thesis, ...
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Is it still possible for me to get into a master's program in a quantitative field? [duplicate]

I am about to be a junior this Fall in college and I currently have a 2.6 GPA right now. I also don’t go to a very popular college and it’s located in the city. I have low grades and I am thinking ...
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What master's degree is recommended to study at a university for establishing a start-up? [closed]

I studied for 3 years computer science at a relatively good university, and at the same time I have several years of experience with broad and deep knowledge in many fields on the subject. I am a ...
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In Economics, should I submit first and arxiv second?

I'm working outside academia, and have a background in applied maths. In the past few years I've studied economics in some depth, and have nearly finished writing a paper. I have a good idea to which ...
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Should I take a summer class at my university or a community college?

I am an economics major in my second year looking to pursue a master's in statistics after graduation. This semester I am taking calculus 2 and will be taking calculus 3 this coming summer. I am ...
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Entering Economics Ph D from M Sc Behavioural Science

I am an Economics undergraduate from India and I wish to at the end become a researcher in Economics after having a Ph. D. in Economics itself. But given my interest in Behavioural Economics, I ...
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Why people without publication can have a good placement?

I am browsing CVs of some new AP who graduated this or last year and take on an AP as their first position in a prestigious EU university. I surprisingly find that none of them have successfully ...
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In what sort of department can I pursue a PhD in fan behaviour?

I'm planning to do PhD on the Fan culture to be specific - A comparative study on the effects of Digital media on Football Fan behaviour on supporters of European football clubs in Indonesia and India....
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Another bachelor or PhD?

I have already completed two bachelor's degrees in law and social sciences. And a master's degree in political science. My field of study is interdisciplinary and focuses on social inequalities. I ...
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Excellence as an undergrad Econ major

What defines excellence as an undergrad econ major? I was talking to a few friends in CS and they seem to be very clear on excellence for them - straight As, widely used/well built programs, and a ...
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Asking questions/sending note to the three authors of a paper in economics, three personalized letters?

A famous paper has three coauthors. I wrote a note regarding that paper and want to get some feedback from them. Shall I send the note and my questions in one email to the three authors together (with ...
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Could it be possible to answer a new research question with the help of literature review? Could this be published at a symposium? [closed]

I am a master student and my university didn't teach us econometrics, but I am doing self study. So, right now I am not adept at and could handle large time series data. But I sent an abstract to a ...
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Is it recommended to invest in stocks as a typical broke graduate students? [closed]

I openly admit that I am financial illiterate and for most of my life neither know about nor cared about investing. I am currently doing research in a field that is tangentially, but not exactly ...
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How to request source code?

During literature review for my research proposal, I have come across a professor who has published several papers in my field, some closely related to the topic of my own research. In a series of ...
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What is the license for the data shared on Jounral of Political Economics

I don't think Journal of Political Economics has suggested a specific license. However, the journal did say that the data policy is adopted from American Economic Review (AER). AER did suggest a ...
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Sample Profiles of people who got into top PhD programs

When I was applying for undergrad, I could find a lot of profiles of people (with their educational backgrounds, grades, etc) who had got into top universities (like Harvard, Princeton, etc) and that ...
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Should I change my major to something more useful yet less interesting to me l if I already secured an internship in that field?

I'm currently majoring in Political Science with a computer science minor. I managed to secure an internship with a large, multinational software company for the summer of 2020 as a data analyst (more ...
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On areas of overlap between Computer Science and Economics [closed]

For those who want to be involved in both disciplines throughout academia (BS to MS to PhD) as well as in the workplace/career, what are some places of overlap between Economics and Computer Science? ...
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Economic Reviews/Journals for High School students [closed]

I am a 10th grader and I am looking for a journal/review to publish my paper in the subject of macroeconomics. Is anyone aware of any journal/review that would allow me as a highschooler to publish ...
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How important is teaching experience?

I am a PhD student in economics in the UK. Recently, I have been hearing how important teaching experience is to find a job in academia as a lecturer. One needs to submit teaching statements and may ...
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Outcome of LaTeX template differs from published papers – should I worry about this?

I am in the process of submitting my first paper to a journal for publication and I would like the style to be flawless. I have used the AEA LaTeX template to prepare my manuscript, but I notice some ...
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How can I (masters in mathematics) prepare for an admission for PhD in economics? [closed]

I finished my master’s in mathematics a year ago from ETH Zurich. Now I want to do a PhD in economics, preferably at a top graduate school. My questions are: Would admission committee give minus ...
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Finance paper with different decimal places [closed]

I am writing a finance paper and I change my data frequency from monthly to daily data, With monthly data, two decimal places is fine. However, my daily results look strange with two decimal places. ...
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What are successful techniques for convincing Professors in becoming PhD advisor?

Having decided to embrace the way for a PhD (based in Europe, DACH region), I now have to go through the crucial step of contacting Professors and convincing them to uphold my research proposal/...
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Will an undergraduate math or economics degree better position me for a top economics PhD program? [closed]

I'm currently a rising sophomore (just wrapped up my first year) at a top US university, and time has come for me to start taking decisions about major classes, now that I'm done with required ...
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