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Dec 9, 2008, 09:20pm   #1
Please tell us what you find most appealing about Columbia and why:
As I read "The Man behind Money", a book on Alan Greenspan, I caught a glimpse of the Columbia University in earlier days. Greenspan attended the Columbia University in the late 1940s and during his time, Columbia offered one of the best Economics programs. Similarly, as a girl who aspires to be well-versed in Economics, I find Columbia's Economics program, which focuses on an empirical approach, most appealing. The Economics department of Columbia has a long history of producing prominent economists like Arthur Burns. Consequently, it also has the benefit of experience after being through so many business cycles. I am definitely excited at the prospects of researching with the professors at Columbia.

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Dec 10, 2008, 04:31am   #2
You have answered the question, but you might want to tighten up your response a bit. For instance, is it really important to mention that you are impressed by the fact that Columbia University had a good economics program in the 1940s? You say that you like the fact that Columbia's economic program focuses on an empirical approach. Perhaps you could expand on that. In what way can Columbia's approach be termed 'empirical'? How does this make Columbia different from most other economics programs? Why does this approach appeal to you? If you write mostly or entirely about this one aspect of the program, your answer to the question will seem much more focused than it currently does.
Dec 13, 2008, 09:22am   #4
Hi Sean, alright I will be more focus in my essay :) thanks for the prompts!

Yes trinilissabee, Columbia still has one of the best Econs prog. I get your point. Thanks!
Dec 22, 2008, 12:09am   #5
I hope to major in Economics. Naturally, Columbia University, with a strong Economics Department, attracts me. I find the strong research culture at Columbia most appealing. The Program for Economic Research promotes research in Columbia and facilitates the exchange of knowledge among prominent economists around the world. This, I believe, would enhance my learning as the professors are continuously equipped with new research content to share. Coming from a high school which values research work, I know I will be able to contribute to and benefit from the research culture at Columbia.


I changed the content a little to make it more specific. Please comment, thanks!
As I read "The Man Behind Money", a book on Alan Greenspan, I caught a glimpse of the Columbia University in earlier days. Greenspan attended the Columbia University in the late 1940s and during this time, Columbia offered one of the best Economics programs. Similarly, as a girl who aspires to be well-versed in Economics, I find Columbia's Economics program, which focuses on an empirical approach, most appealing. The Economics department of Columbia has a long history of producing prominent economists like Arthur Burns. Consequently, it also has the benefit of experience after being through so many business cycles. I am definitely excited at the prospect of researching with the professors at Columbia.

:)

Kevin
Dec 23, 2008, 11:21pm   #7
Sorry Kevin, I have actually changed the content. Do you prefer the former entry?

Thanks for editing tho!



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