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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 the cross section of Macroeconomics, International Economics, and Political Economy. Specifically, I want to research optimal policies for widespread sustained long term economic growth on a domestic level, as part of an economic union/area, and/or on a global scale. 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
    • Real Analysis (Math 320-A)
      • Status: Planned, Spring 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Linear Algebra: Second Course (Math 334)
      • Status: Planned, Summer 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Probability and Stochastic Processes (Math 310-A)
      • Status: Completed, A
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Linear Algebra (Math 240)
      • Status: Enrolled, Winter 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Calculus III (Math 241)
      • Status: Planned Summer 2019
        • Institution: University of Illinois: Urbana Champaign
    • Calculus II (Math 231)
      • Status: Completed, A
        • Institution: University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign
    • Economics
    • Macroeconomics (Econ 311)
      • Status, Completed, A
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Microeconomics II (Econ 310-B)
      • Status: Planned Spring 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Microeconomics I (Econ 310-A)
      • Status: In Progress Winter 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Research/Teaching
      • Research Assistant, 2019
        • Institution: Northwestern University
          • Managing Professor: Edoardo Teso
      • 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
    • Macroeconomics, International Macroeconomics, and Political Economy
      • I want to research optimal policies for widespread sustained long term economic growth on a domestic level, as part of an economic union/area, and/or on a global scale.