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My name is Michael Giordano, and I am going to become an Economist.

I am still a long way away, but am working every day to make that a reality. I have a strong interest in researching the optimal design of economic unions and areas that lead to widespread steady growth. I have ideas about how to achieve this and am currently in the process of constructing a solid foundation from which to build a life of research.

  1. Preparation
    • GRE ScoresGRE Scores
    • Mathematics
    • Differential Calculus of One Variable
      • Status: Completed, B
        • Institution: Illinois State University
    • Integral Calculus of One Variable
      • Status: Completed, A
        • Institution: University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign
    • Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions
      • Status: Completed, B (Retaking course Spring 2019)
    • Multiple Integration and Vector Calculus
      • Status: Planned Summer 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Linear Algebra
      • Status: Enrolled Winter 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Probability and Stochastic Processes (One Term)
      • Status: Completed, A
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Intro to Mathematical Proofs
      • Status: Planned Summer 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Real Analysis (Three Terms)
      • Status: Planned Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Economics
    • Intro to Micro/Macro
      • Status, Completed, A
        • Institution: Illinois State University
    • Intermediate Micro
      • Status: In Progress Winter 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Intermediate Micro 2
      • Status: Enrolled Spring 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Intermediate Macro
      • Status: Completed, A
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Intro to Econometrics
      • Status: Enrolled Spring 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • International Economics
      • Status: Completed, A
        • Institution: Illinois State University
    • Public Finance
      • Status: Completed, A
        • Institution: Illinois State University
    • Research/Teaching
      • Teaching Assistant, 2013
        • Institution: Illinois State University
          • Managing Professor: Rajeev Goel
  2. Graduate Study

    • List of Schools Applying to:
      • Yale University
      • Northwestern University
      • University of Chicago
      • Columbia University
      • University of Wisconsin: Madison
      • University of Michigan: Ann Arbor
      • University of Minnesota: Twin Cities
    • Anticipated Start: Fall 2020-2021
  3. Expand the Field
    • International Macroeconomics
      • I have a strong interest in researching the optimal design of economic unions and areas that lead to widespread steady growth.