For Students

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!

Sections

Recommendation Letters
Data Sources & Tips


Recommendation Letter Guidelines


If you are considering requesting that I write you a recommendation letter, please read the guidelines for letter requests below.

Minimum Requirements


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)

You should probably learn R, though

And how to clean data in R using tidyverse

Data viz is the new black