Thursday, June 27, 2013

Big relief!

I passed my advanced macro comp! Now just my labor comp next summer to go (oh... and that dissertation thingamajig).

This is a big relief - the fall is going to be busy professionally anyway not to mention the obligation to keep a small human alive and healthy. I think having to study for a re-take of the comp on top of that would have broken me.


  1. Congrats! I remember how good it felt when I passed my prelims. Are comps the same as prelims? How do you have comps in two different summers, by the way? We took both of our prelims (micro and macro) at the same time.

    1. Prelims are the first summer - half micro, half macro
      Then there are two more comps - (1.) an advanced theory comp which I just took (you choose micro, macro, or political economy - political economy is just a combination of the macro PE and micro PE) - I did macro, and (2.) your field comp - I'll do labor next summer.

  2. Congratulations on passing your Advanced Macro comp, Daniel Kuehn. Good luck this fall, and hang in there!

  3. "the obligation to keep a small human alive and healthy"

    Make sure it gets fed and bathed regularly, change its diaper as needed. Pick it up, hold it, talk to it and play with it. That's all it takes. All of your ancestors managed to do it successfully.


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