Re: [OPE] Advice to a postgrad

From: paul bullock (
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 - 18:12:33 EDT

Doesn't the student need to follow the staff... and his/her specific 
interest? Their field of interest might be helpful.

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From: "Paul Cockshott" <>
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Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:43 AM
Subject: [OPE] Advice to a postgrad

>I got the following question sent to me this morning by a prospective
> postgrad:
> "
> Today I am looking into the various options for pursuing my studies at
> the graduate level, but as you know, the field is dominated by the
> neoclassical school. At the undergraduate level this was tolerable; but
> I cannot in good faith write a Master's or PhD thesis in the
> neoclassical paradigm. So I decided to come to you for help. I am aware
> of many universities, in the US, Canada and the UK, which offer graduate
> degrees in economics. But I am not aware of the theoretical leanings of
> their faculty. Since you have experience in the field, I was wondering
> if you could point me in the right direction. I know you teach computer
> science, not economics, but if you know of any universities that offer
> graduate degrees in economics and have faculty sympathetic to non-market
> systems - or even just broadly heterodox faculty - I would be very
> grateful if you could point me towards them."
> Which colleges would people suggest?
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