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University Of Rochester(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 14 Apr 2018 I14 Apr 2018
  • I have just declined a funded offer from University of Rochester. My impressions after talk with some Professors is that the Department of Economics is an outstanding department. The Professors are very close to students, they intend to contract two full Professor to compensate the leave of Yongsung Chang (he is leaving for personal reasons). For those in interest in Macroeconomics and are in the waitlist for Rochester, I was told by faculty members that Professors Mark Bills and Narayana are completely immersed in the graduate program, which means they are active in research and are willing to be advisors. One member of the faculty of Rochester, told me that Narayana could be more selective in choosing students to work with him, but he is so open that virtually all students who desire to work with him are accepted. Currently, there are two students working with him and he is also involved in the creation of a department of public policy in University of Rochester, which will be a great opportunity for those looking to work as RA and bring visiting scholars to the department of economics. There are also other outstanding members in the Macro body (e.g., Yan Bai). The placement of University of Rochester is also pretty good and in my personal opinion is better than in other similar departments in the top 10 - top 20 cohort. In the last a student got a position in NYU. Just to finish, the grade of the course is really something that attracted me a lot, since they have in the first year besides the core courses (Macro, Micro and Econometris), Math course during the first year. The Professor of the Math course in the first year is Hard, who is know as being a outlier in Math and able to teach everything that students demand. This is something good, since I would like to study Math more deeper and the department I am going there is no all these courses in the first year and I will have some TA responsibilities during my first year, which means it is harder to deal with 4 courses per semester. I am talking more about Macro, since this is the field of my interest, but for those waiting for Rochester I think is interesting know that they intend to become even stronger in Macro and Theory, since this is the tradition created by Lionel McKenzie and they intend to invest even more in both fields. Apparently the department has a vey close relationship between students and Professors and they are committed in develop their program and become even more in research. Just to finish I think for those waiting and who consequently get the offer you can go there with any kind of concern in your mind, since this is a very good department. I was really in doubt between go there or to UC San Diego or UCLA. At the end I had made my mind to go to Rochester because UC San Diego is very good in Econometrics and since I am interested in Macro, have the opportunity to work with Narayana is something unique. UCLA in general is better ranked, but their funding was vey poor to the expensed I would have in LA. Good luck to those on the WL, and when they get you the offer go without any doubt, it is a top-natch department. I hope this information help people in doubt about the quality of Rochester.
The University Of Toronto(Economics, PhD (F18)Rejected via E-mail on 13 Apr 2018 I14 Apr 2018
‌Boston College(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 14 Apr 2018 I14 Apr 2018
  • Off the waitlist, I will decline. Good luck to you all!
The University Of Houston (UH)(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 14 Apr 2018 O14 Apr 2018
  • To the poster below..congrats ..where are u going..and which one u r planning to decline
ีืUniversity Of Chicago Booth(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 O13 Apr 2018
  • Please please please decline if you have better offers! Pretty please!
ีUniversity Of Maryland - College Park(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 O13 Apr 2018
  • To the poster below: thank you! I had an interview today and received the offer a couple of hours after. I also received an email on monday asking about my other offers and if I was still interested.
ีUniversity Of Maryland - College Park(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 13 Apr 2018 I13 Apr 2018
  • off the waitlist, I Will attend
University Of Texas At Austin (UT Austin)(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 U13 Apr 2018
  • I have not heard a single word from UT Austin ever since I sent in my application. No reply for my 2 inquiry emails to the department. Honest wtf. Even if they accepted me tomorrow I would not want to go anymore.
‌Boston College(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 13 Apr 2018 I13 Apr 2018
  • Off the waitlist
‌Boston University (BU)(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 13 Apr 2018 Undergrad GPA: n/a
GRE General (V/Q/W): 155/170/4.00
GRE Subject: n/a
U13 Apr 2018
  • Off the waitlist. Thanks to all the awesome people here sharing information and to those kindly declined dominated offers.
DIW Berlin(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 13 Apr 2018
  • Has any one heard from the school? Website says interview starts in mid-April. If no news, does that mean waitlist or rejected? Thanks.
University Of Minnesota(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 12 Apr 2018 I13 Apr 2018
  • Probably they will send the offers as people decliine.I think I got the offer of the guy who said had declined. Until the beginning of next week, Monday, they will send the offers. Historically there are cases they send the offer even in April 15 th. Luckily I hadn’t accepted any offer I had already. But I think people in the WL have just to wait cause even today maybe some people will decline
ีuniversity Of Kansas (KU)(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 O13 Apr 2018
  • Any update about kansas
University Of Minnesota(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 12 Apr 2018 I13 Apr 2018
  • Just to clarify to the person who asked if I had received an email asking about my interest in remaining in the WL. The answer is no, but at the end of March I sent them an email inform them I had received some offers and thar among these offers UMInnesota was my first option and that if I received an offer I would go immediately. That is why I think they did not send the email for me, cause they already knew my position.
UC Davis(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 13 Apr 2018
  • Someone who hasn't heard anything yet? this is so frustrating!
(CUNY) Graduate Center(Economics, PhD (F18)Wait listed via E-mail on 29 Mar 2018 I13 Apr 2018
  • I was wait listed via mail on 03/29. Has anyone received news regarding a final decision?
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)(Economics, Other (F18)Other via E-mail on 13 Apr 2018 I13 Apr 2018
  • (Mres) Economics, PhD Track, To person asking to share other offers: I was rejected at UPF but have accepted funded offer from UCLA
University Of Minnesoata(Economics, PhD (F18)Accepted via E-mail on 13 Apr 2018 I13 Apr 2018
  • No. I have received the offer. 22500 K for the first year and 17500 K for the remaining years. I think I got the placement of the guy who said rejected the offer. I was told before by the DGS that my chanced of being admitted was high
ีUniversity Of Maryland - College Park(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 13 Apr 2018 O13 Apr 2018
  • To the poster below: did they ask you general questions? Or you had to talk about more specific things? Also, can you tell me who interviewed you. Many thanks!
Binghamton University - The State University Of New York(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 O12 Apr 2018
  • To the person below with no information on funding. I am assuming you were admitted but did not hear from the department about funding. If you want to go to Binghamton, definitely pay your deposit by 4/15. Otherwise, the offer will acceptance offer will go to someone on their waitlist. If you did not hear about funding it is likely they simply do not have any funding to offer to you (otherwise they would have done so).
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 12 Apr 2018
  • To the guy below: can you share what other offers you got? Unsure how to judge UPF rejecting good people.
Washington State U(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 O12 Apr 2018
  • To the poster below. Would u mind to share from which university u have offer
Munich Graduate School Of Economics (MGSE)(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 O12 Apr 2018
  • Yup, no news after the shortlist. The suspense is killing me.
ีuniversity Of Kansas (KU)/ Oklahoma University(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 O12 Apr 2018
  • Anyone declined offer letter of either of these universities/ anyone moved off the waiting list for funding?
(CUNY) Graduate Center(Economics, PhD (F18)Other via Other on 12 Apr 2018 A12 Apr 2018
  • Has anyone heard back from the waitlist yet? Also, for anyone who has been accepted, did they give you a date to either accept or decline your offer by?

Status1 Key: A: American; U: International, with US degree; I: International, without US degree; O: Other; ?: Unknown.


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