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Questions tagged [economics]

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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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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Explain how the unemployment rate can fall when economic growth also falls [on hold]

In the country of Hypothetica in September 2017 the economic growth rate stood at 2.1% per year and the unemployment rate was 4.5%. Then a series of negative economic events occurred and in September ...
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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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Does giving GRE Subject Math exam have any impact on my PhD in Economics application? [closed]

Just to give a background of me- I have done a bachelor with only one Mathematics course and I'm pursuing a Masters in Economics which also has only one Mathematics course in Optimization. I have ...
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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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Scope of doing a second Masters' degree in a more specialised field [duplicate]

I have recently completed an M.Sc. in Economics with a specialisation in Development Studies from a reputed university in India. During the course, I became interested in Econometrics and hence am ...
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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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Switching from Economics to Computer Science?

I just graduated undergrad with a Bachelor in Science in Economics with a Minor in Business. I hope one day to get a Masters in Computer Science as throughout undergrad I self taught myself ...
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Clarification on taking Calculus subjects as prerequisites for Economics classes? [closed]

I am mid aged person going back to school and planning to take MicroEconomics I and Econometrics in the Summer. In order to take these classes, I am planning take Calculus as Pre-requisites. However,...
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Choosing and defining the methodology part of a Masters thesis [closed]

The question I have is regarding the formulation of the initial hipotheses for testing. But before that, I need to choose and define my methodology approach. I am studying first year graduate ...
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One more undergraduate year for grad school?

Would spending one more year as an undergraduate adversely affect my chances of getting into a graduate program? I wasn't really thinking about economics PhD until recently so my GPA is not too ...
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How to show mathematical proficiency? [duplicate]

I am computer science graduate from India. My mathematical background in under-graduate was two semesters of multi-variable calculus. I worked as a researcher in a Data Mining firm where I worked on ...
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Can I publish research as “working paper” after journal submission?

I am aware that (at least in the field of economics) typically one first publishes their research as a working paper and later on submits to journals. (Where "later on" could be as short as the same ...
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Posting a paper on a preprint repository (SSRN) before publishing (economics)?

I am a young scholar and I have a paper that is virtually finished. I was thinking about posting it as a working paper on SSRN to get more feedback and comments. However, I worry if it will be still ...
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Is using a similar experimental procedure and analysis structure to test something different considered plagiarism?

Here is the situation: I am currently writing a thesis which uses a behavioral experiment to answer the main research question. Its main aim is to test how a certain welfare scheme would affect ...
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How to foster ideological pluralism in teaching?

It is common in Economics to have introductory courses based on one-sided ideological textbooks (e.g. the most famous being this one, ToC here). The problem of course is not the particular ideological ...
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Using color in figures for economics journals [duplicate]

Is it common for economics journals to publish figures in color online and black and white in print? If so, would it be best to submit the color version? And, in the color version, should I ...
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Can published papers outweigh average marks when applying to top institutions for MS? [duplicate]

I haven't been paying much attention to my marks during my undergrad (4 year undergrad), they haven't been terrible, but they are decidedly average. However, it looks like I could publish an economics ...
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Examples for non-math department students to be used for Calculus course

This semester I am a teaching assistant for Calculus. There are many students from different departments like International Relations, Economics and more taking the course. The course is comprehensive....
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How much of an onus is on the teacher in an undergraduate course?

I am an assistant professor at an undergraduate college in India. I teach a rigorous compulsory course in microeconomics, requiring some intermediate-advanced math knowledge. There is no add/drop ...
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Is there a shortage of accounting professors? [closed]

I spoke with an economics professor recently (before he passed away) and he made a claim to me that I thought was interesting: that there is a shortage of accounting professors, and so a PhD in ...
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Do graduate admissions committees look at old grades? Should I mention past mistakes in SOP?

As an undergraduate, I had a few F's and was on academic probation but graduated with a 3.2 in electrical engineering from a mid level ranked uni. Then I thought about going to graduate school in ...
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Does a Conference Issue of a journal count the same as a journal paper in economics?

I had a working paper accepted for the Royal Economic Society which entitles people who are accepted to submit their paper for consideration for a special "Conference Issue" of the Economic Journal. ...
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Is it possible to get fund if I have a poor cgpa? [duplicate]

Many university in North America or in Europe offer fundings for masters program . But it only for those students who have a good CGPA in undergraduate examination .I have completed my bachelor degree ...
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How to get a list of uniquely named and widely used datasets in different domains [closed]

This is a rather broad question, so I apologize in advance. I have been trying to find uniquely named datasets that are widely used in different domains. Eg, in the following sentence: We used two ...
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What are turnaround times like in Finance, Financial Economics, Economics / Econometrics journals?

What are turnaround times like in Finance, Financial Economics, Economics / Econometrics journals? I would be among at least a 1000 other aspirants looking to publish in quality journals. There ...
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How do I work on research independently?

I have a few good ideas in the area of evolutionary economics which I would like to discuss with an established researcher. How do I go about doing this? I live in Bangalore, India, where there don't ...
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How do I know if a PhD is the right choice?

I am graduating in September in Economics from a world top school and I am willing to go on studying to earn a PhD (in Economics). My Master program is very focused on quantitative skills and research ...
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Terrible undergraduate transcripts. Everything else is good. Is it still worth applying to a Ph.D program in economics in a top 30 U.S. university? [duplicate]

I am an international student who is thinking of applying to a Ph.D program in economics at some top 30 economics departments in the U.S. I have a bachelor's and a master's degree in economics. My GRE,...
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How important is GRE in Econ Phd Applications?

Does GRE play as a cut-off point in one's Economics Phd application even though s/he has a strong profile including 4.0 GPA, strong recommendation letters, good SOP, and relevant research and teaching ...
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Job Market paper: what are the criteria? [closed]

I am going to apply for a Post-Doc position, in Business Economics. One of the required application documents is a "job market paper". I have searched about what a job market paper is and specially ...
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How can we differentiate a “completed working paper” from “incomplete working paper”?

There are many governmental or non-profit or for-profit research institutes in economics or finance. I see working papers and discussion papers which were cited many times. Although 3-4 years passed, ...
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Precedent of country (or large institution) that did teaching reform: reducing number of tutors while increasing salaries for the rest

I am looking for a Precedent of a country that would have done a teaching reform: From many tutors with minimal (or low) salaries to a fewer teachers with bigger salaries and how did it work out... I ...
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Making sense of U.S. assist. prof. salaries: gross vs net, 9 vs. 12 months

Having recently received a PhD in Economics from a European university, I am entering the academic job market for economists this year. I am targeting research-intense, PhD-granting universities in ...
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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 journals ...
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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 ...