Economics Job Market Rumors Topic: Gap year to learn math after college?
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Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:56:23 +0000Economist3754288@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<blockquote><blockquote>
<blockquote>The way economics is going, I would recommend a gap decade to study math.
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<p>clueless undergrad spotted.<br />
Economics had higher math entry barriers in the 1980s compared to today. Micro theory has shrinked from ~25% of the discipline to 4%-5%.
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<p>how did micro theory shrink? there's mechanism design, contract and auction theory, and also network theory. you sound like a butthurt dinosaur from the 1960s.
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<p>butthurt dinosaur from the 1990s?
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:46:32 +0000Economist3754272@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<blockquote><blockquote>The way economics is going, I would recommend a gap decade to study math.
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<p>clueless undergrad spotted.<br />
Economics had higher math entry barriers in the 1980s compared to today. Micro theory has shrinked from ~25% of the discipline to 4%-5%.
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<p>how did micro theory shrink? there's mechanism design, contract and auction theory, and also network theory. you sound like a butthurt dinosaur from the 1960s.
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:15:00 +0000Economist3754235@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<blockquote><p>The way economics is going, I would recommend a gap decade to study math.
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<p>if you want to give bad admissions advice, you should go to testmagic
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:14:02 +0000Economist3754232@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<blockquote><p>The way economics is going, I would recommend a gap decade to study math.
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<p>clueless undergrad spotted.</p>
<p>Economics had higher math entry barriers in the 1980s compared to today. Micro theory has shrinked from ~25% of the discipline to 4%-5%.
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:05:47 +0000Economist3754223@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<blockquote><blockquote>The way economics is going, I would recommend a gap decade to study math.
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<p>Econ was much more math intensive 20 years ago, and way more 20 years before
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<p>Lol you're a f**king bastard
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:56:26 +0000Economist3754209@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<blockquote><p>The way economics is going, I would recommend a gap decade to study math.
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<p>Econ was much more math intensive 20 years ago, and way more 20 years before
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:42:35 +0000Economist3752657@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<p>The way economics is going, I would recommend a gap decade to study math.
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:35:42 +0000Economist3752386@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<p>Tenured at MRM here. If you math background is weak (say you just took standard calculus college classes) than yes you must take more or you're unlikely to get admitted to a decent program, unless something else stands out, which is unlikely. So go ahead, take those classes and make sure it shows on that admission package
</p>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:22:04 +0000Economist3752020@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<p>Yes you can get a decent grounding in math at UK unis.</p>
<blockquote><p>Went back to my their world country, would it be wise to take a gap year to get a better math foundation before grad school?
</p></blockquote>Economist on "Gap year to learn math after college?"
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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:15:35 +0000Economist3752013@https://www.econjobrumors.com/<blockquote><blockquote>You don't need more math. You don't even need real analysis, you can just look up the techniques you need in baby Rudin as you go. It is a useful signal for admissions though.
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<p>what a load of bull. I'm TA-ing a 1st grad micro class at my MRM. All 18 students have analysis, (some more than one), multivariable cal, diff eq, prob theory/math stat etc. You think just wrting in application that I practiced real analysis from baby rudin will get me into an MRM (forget HRM)?<br />
Most likely you're out of touch with the admission process. Would you spare a seat (out of barely 20 available spots) for someone who practised on his own vs more than 100+ others who have those on their transcripts?
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<p>I said you don't need it to do the work. I said it's an important signal for admissions.
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