Isn't DSE or ISI masters enough for top Ph.D. programs in USA?

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Isn't DSE or ISI masters enough for top Ph.D. programs in USA?

XIPP
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I am wondering why best alumni of DSE had to have more degrees before entering reputed Ph.D.s in USA.

See, Harvard University Econ. Professor Gita Gopinath had to have Masters from Univ. of Washington(Gita Gopinath CV) before she could enter Princeton.

Princeton Professor Dilip Abreu had to have M.Phil. from Oxford before entering Princeton(Abreu's CV).

I want to have Ph.D., but am nervous because I don't want to "waste" so many years earning it.

Please give me advice as I am going to enter(perhaps) DSE or ISI next year and wish to be in good doctoral program by the end of 2016.
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Ditro Raychaudhuri
i know this is not an answer to your question but still.......... why dont you try at oxbridge and lse in uk  and other univs in usa too as well as DSE and isi. u might get there
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XIPP
Thanks, Ditro. See, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge are out of my reach as I have B.Com. Can you please suggest other universities for masters looking my bkgrnd? I will be obliged.
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orwellian101
xipp......ur saying dat u've done bcom in undergraduation...r u sure u r elligible for masters in eco from isi??? i think dse has an option open to all but isi does not take commerce graduates.
isi's elligibilty criteria is:
 3-year Bachelor's degree in Economics/Mathematics/Statistics/
Physics
check out isi's elligibilty criteria from there admission notice
http://www.isical.ac.in/~deanweb/ISIAdmNo2013-14.pdf
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XIPP
Thanks for taking trouble for me. But as I asked earlier on this forum, Amit Sir replied positively.

Also, when I called personally ISI(Delhi), they told me that B. Com. is OK.

But, still I am fearing!
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rongmon
Hi.

I am a B.Com Hons graduate looking at Econ programs too.

Firstly, its true that the Commerce background works against most of the reputed masters programs in the UK or elsewhere in Europe.

Second, ISI, to my knowledge, does not admit B.Com students. But if you have spoken to them, that is cool.

Lastly, a strong masters is almost a must to enter Ph.D programs in the US. So that leaves just DSE and ISI to give you a shot. Even then, as you mention, it does not work always.

Are you appearing for June 2014?

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Ditro Raychaudhuri
DSE and ISI are good for everything i guess my aim would be to get an ivy league mba after it{ after work ex dat is}. That is possible right?
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rongmon
You're saying you would like to go for Masters Econ and then an MBA?

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Ditro Raychaudhuri
yes.... i would like to but getting there is main point.
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Vasudha
ISI does admit B.com students.
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rongmon
Oh, i wasn't aware of that.

In terms of level of difficulty, i presume ISI is tougher than DSE right. And that for a non-Economics student too.
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rongmon
i thought so because the eligibility requirement on the MS Quant Econ says Econ/ Stat/ Math/ Physics bachelors.