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heconomics 2012:
Type of Undergrad: BA Economics, from a little known university in South Asia
Undergrad GPA: Couldn't convert it into GPA. Overall score was 73 per cent
Type of Grad: MA Development Studies from a premier social sciences institute of my country
Grad GPA: Couldn't convert it into GPA. Overall score was 70 per cent
GRE: 157 Q (Yes, I know), 161 V, 4.0 AW
Math Courses: Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Techniques (These courses had very heavy loads and covered most of the relevant topics)
Econ Courses (grad-level): N/A
Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Intermediate/Advanced Micro, Intermediate/Advanced Macro, Development Economics, Monetary Economics, International Economics, History of Economic Thought, Econometrics
Other Courses: Advanced Quantitative Research
Letters of Recommendation: All of them should be decent. One from Harvard PhD, well known, especially in heterodox circles. Another one from my MA thesis advisor. Final one from well known economist from my country.
Research Experience: 1 year RA work - climate change economics
Teaching Experience: N/A
Research Interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Philosophy of Economics, Heterodox (Left-wing) Economics
SOP: Wrote about my exposure to a various schools of economic thought, discussed the research skills I gained while doing RA work, mentioned my self-study of advanced mathematics
Concerns: Abysmally low GRE quant score. It was a bad day. But too late for a retake. Limited formal training in mathematics. Virtually unknown undergrad institute
Applying to: UMass and UMass (Resource Economics), University of Utah, American Univ, New School of Social Research, University of Wyoming, Simon Fraser Univ (MA), University of Oxford (MSc Economics for Development)
  • Institution: UMass, Amherst Resource Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: TA or RA not decided yet, but amount is given as almost 21k. Notification 2/24/12 Notified through: Email Posted on GC: Yes Comments: First admit. Very happy!
  • Institution: American Univeristy Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: Will be informed by mid-March Notification date: March 2 Notified through: E-mail Posted on GC: Yes Comments: Second admit. Delighted. Waiting for funding offer.
  • Institution: New School for Social Research MA Economics Decision: Accepted Funding: 50 per cent tuition waiver Notification date: 03/21/12 Notified through: Postal Mail Posted on GC: Yes Comments: Not enough funding
  • Institution: University of Utah Ph.D. Economics Decision: Rejected Funding: N.A. Notification Date: 3/5/2012 Notified through: E-mail Posted on GC: Yes Comments: Disappointed. Although I wasn't planning to go there, I still wanted to get through.


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There were 1 accepted out of 1 applicants.
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