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New school for social research 
17th-Jan-2013 09:44 pm
lara
Anyone know how competitive entry to the new school for social research is? particularly for a post-grad in economics. I was looking into it and I like a lot of their research areas and thought it would be a good alternative to Columbia which I figure a long shot.

Also on a side note does anyone know of a good summer course in economics? Diploma/credit at undergrad level? Want to do something useful over the summer before grad school.
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17th-Jan-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
The New School is pretty competitive generally, but a bit eclectic. Something else to know about it for economics particularly is that it is big in heterodox economics, so you really need to think about what you want to do with the degree. If the answer is "work at a bank," the New School is not the place for you. (Also, its funding kind of sucks, but that's a problem that can be overcome.)

For summer programs, what kind of economics were you thinking of?
17th-Jan-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
That was exactly the reason I was attracted to it, my background is in economics and philosophy with most work in cognitive science and analytic stuff so was gearing toward behavioral.

mainly macro at undergrad level, can you think of anywhere, preferably on the east cost?
17th-Jan-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Umass Amherst does a small number of undergraduate economics classes in the summer session, usually includes basic and intermediate micro and macro and sometimes Marxist economics and international monetary systems or something. They're not too expensive, are usually 3-4 UG credits, and tend to be very good. I don't know if that's the sort of thing you're looking for.
17th-Jan-2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
that's great, thanks for the response
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