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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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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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Improving my application package regarding Maths undergraduate grades [for Master in Economics Program]

I am looking for some recommendations about how I could enhance my application package for a Master (MA/MSc) in Economics, considering that I have low grades in mathematics courses, despite that I ...
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statement of purpose

I am currently finishing my MS in Economics and Finances and I intend to apply for a PhD in statistics. There are many reasons why I did not make an undergrad and grad in statistics but in economics, ...
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What is "fair game" for a Master's thesis in Economics?

I am a currently in an MSc program in economics, and I'll be writing my master's thesis in about a year. I have a variety of interests, including game theory, statistics, and trading strategies. I'm ...
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Journal turnaround time of 18 months

I submitted a paper to an economics journal. They have promptly replied to let me know that the review process generally takes 12 to 18 months. I also have to give them a go-ahead confirming their ...
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Writing sample for Economics PhD: empirical or literature review

I am applying for an Economics PhD and I need to submit a writing sample of 2,000 words. I am planning to take an extract from an article I published, but I am unsure about whether I should take the ...
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Transition from Finance to Applied mathematics [closed]

Currently studying a Bsc in Accounting & Finance. During my studies if found an increased interest on subject such as Stochastic calculus, measure theory and mathematical analysis. I want to ...
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I got a B- in Math. How bad is that for Econ? [duplicate]

So the title explains why I'm posting. I'm a masters student in economics at a pretty prestigious university and one of the courses that you're required to take as a first year is called Math Methods ...
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Is it possible to gain admission to an engineering master's program without an undergraduate engineering degree? [duplicate]

I tried to search for this and could not find it. This is my first stack exchange post so go easy please. Here is my situation. I have an undergraduate degree in economics from a top tier economics ...
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Applying Economics Ph.D/Agricultural/Applied Economics Ph.D programs with low GRE [duplicate]

I am trying to apply for Ph.D. programs in either economics or agricultural/applied economics. I believe the other aspects of my application are good. I have high GPAs in both undergraduate and ...
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Can anyone use the JEL classification system?

Can anyone use the JEL classification system, or is it only reserved for published (scientific) papers? This is the information I got on AEA's site ''JEL Codes are used to classify articles, ...
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Chances of getting in at a world top 50 graduate school for Economics with a C+ in Calculus II? [closed]

My GPA (Economics) at the moment is 3.7 but I have a terrible grade on Calculus II (C+)- the reason being that Calculus II clashed with another mandatory course of mine, and I couldn't attend most of ...
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How to handle ethics review (IRB) when moving between institutions

Is it convention for a researcher who changes institutions to reapply for ethical review (IRB) on ongoing projects at a new institution, or keep working with the IRB files at the institution where the ...
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I am curious about applying my coursework from Masters program towards Doctoral in Economics in the US [closed]

I earned a Master's degree in Analytics (one of the newer and popular graduate school majors) and am considering going back to school for Ph.D. in Economics. I am curious if Universities in the US ...
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Is it possible for MPP students to apply for an econ PhD position? [closed]

I'm an admitted master of public policy student at Harris School of Public Policy, U Chicago. I'm an international student from China and graduated from Peking University. My interested area is ...
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Math preparedness for an Econ PhD

I am currently getting my masters in Public Policy and considering getting a PhD in the near future. I'm looking for advice on whether to pursue a PhD in public policy or economics. I've heard that ...
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What are the general merits and demerits of the post-PhD courses meant to groom junior faculty/researcher in finance/economics

What are the general merits and demerits of the post-PhD courses meant to groom junior faculty/researcher in finance/economics, similar to these?: Advanced Studies Program In International Economic ...
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Interested in development sector but unsure about Ph.D [closed]

I have just completed an M.Sc. in Economics with a specialisation in Development Studies from a reputed university in India. I am interested in eventually working in the development sector. I have a ...
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