THE PH.D. EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE, supported through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, identifies high-achieving college graduates of color (or graduating seniors) who have a passion for economics and prepares them for the rigors of top-tier Ph.D. programs within the discipline. The Initiative positions these high achievers for further success in academia through its focus on research excellence, writing for publication, and peer networking and support. A high degree of one-on-one mentoring (working closely with Peter Blair Henry) is also a hallmark of the Initiative.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT OUR VICE CHAIR, MELISSA FAMULARI (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THE NEXT DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO THE INITIATIVE IS: FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Description and Instructions for Application (PDF)
Last year EIEF launched, together with LUISS university, the Rome Masters in Economics (RoME), a two-year Master’s program designed for a small group of talented students. In our search for students from all over the world we wrote to friends and colleagues like you to spread the word and we received a lot of very good applications. Among these, we were able to select a class of ten bright kids with high potential (if you’re interested, here is the list). The class is a bit smaller than what we are aiming for in the medium-run, but we want to make sure that our students are nurtured intensively. We have high hopes that they’ll be strong enough, after they graduate from RoME next year, to deserve serious attention from admission committees of top PhD programs.
We are now searching for the new cohort of students and, again, we ask for your help.
Let us remind you that the ideal RoME applicant is an ambitious undergraduate student interested in gaining admission to one of the best PhD programs in the world. RoME has a quantitative focus, features intense tutoring, and exposes students to a challenging and internationally oriented academic environment, also thanks to EIEF visitors such as yourself. Two of us (Claudio and Pietro) are the Scientific Directors of the new program. Its academic quality is monitored by a Steering Committee, which includes three independent academics: Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia University), Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University) and Aleh Tsyvinski (Yale University). We offer scholarships and full fee waiver for the top applicants. See the RoME website and attached brochure for more information about the program.
We would greatly appreciate If you could take a couple of minutes to think about universities where you have contacts to whom you would be willing to reach out. Although we hope to attract students from all over, at this early stage we are especially interested in attracting the best students at universities that do not routinely place students in the most elite programs; some universities in Eastern Europe, Turkey, Iran or South America are perhaps good examples of what we have in mind. So if you know of any promising students or colleagues who might be in touch with such students please share this information, and feel free to tell students to contact us, by e-mail or phone, for further clarifications.
We also attach a poster that can be affixed to a department bulletin board. If you know of any other colleagues who would be willing to display our poster we will make sure that they receive one.
Penn Demography trains independent researchers who are prepared to fill leading roles in social demography and population analysis at a variety of organizations and are well versed in the growth, structure, health and well-being of human populations. Graduates have a firm grasp of both the substance and methods of study in the core areas of demography and population sciences (mortality, fertility, migration, population aging, and demographic – economic interrelations) from both a domestic and international perspective.
Many students choose to do a joint Ph.D. with Sociology.
The University of Pennsylvania is a welcoming and inclusive place that values diversity of backgrounds, methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and research interests.
The annual application deadline is December 15.
Please see the attached flier for more information. We encourage you to email email@example.com to express interest, ask questions, and get more information.
We look forward to seeing applications from your students!
On behalf of the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, we invite your students to apply to our one-year Master’s program. Our terminal M.A. Economics degree offers a 10-month, 10-course curriculum for students seeking rigorous training in economic theory and analytical methods; 18 and 24-month program tracks are also available.
The program is suitable for students with any of the following goals:
- Obtaining the background in economics and mathematics required to gain admission to a high-quality economics PhD program
- Qualifying for jobs in the private or government sector that require greater expertise in economic, analytical, and statistical tools than provided by an undergraduate degree
- Studying economics as a complementary field to another area of expertise (law, political science, public health, statistics, energy, etc.)
An undergraduate degree in Economics is not required for applicants. A strong quantitative background, along with some exposure to economics courses, is expected. Successful applicants will have taken multivariate calculus and preferably linear algebra.
Our application deadline is March 1, 2018, and classes begin in July 2018. Our website provides detailed program information including application instructions, course descriptions, syllabi, a profile of our current class, and student testimonials.
If you wish to learn more, please register for our virtual information session, Thursday, November 16, at 6pm CST, available online athttps://ma.eco.utexas.edu/virtual-information-session/. You are also encouraged to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions about the program.
Please take a look at the brochure below:
UT Economics MA Program Brochure