This page is meant to provide resources for students and to answer frequently asked questions. You can navigate the page with the links above. Would you like to see more resources here? Email me!
Recommendation Letter Guidelines
If you are considering requesting that I write you a recommendation letter, please read the guidelines for letter requests below.
- You took a class (or two) from me and performed in the top 10% of your class (~3.7 grade).
- It’s additionally helpful if you spent time in my office hours discussing anything other than your recommendation letter.
- You did an independent study, honors thesis, or internship with me.
- You worked for me or got to know me well in some other capacity.
Requesting a Letter
If you meet these minimum requirements, please fill out the google form linked below no later than October 15th of the academic year you are planning to apply. I will notify you of my decision by October 31st.
[look for this form in Summer 2020]
Whether or not I am able to write you a letter, good luck with the application process!
Data Sources for Students
Worldbank Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS) – link – Household surveys in many countries and many years
IMF Data Library: Time series data on economic indicators (good source of macro data sets)
Economist Intelligence Unit (UW only): Good background data on most countries
Data Analysis Tips
Set of Stata 15 cheat sheets (Stata 14 also available at link)