It is with great pleasure that I recommend Anders
Yding for admission to the MSc Economics programme at the London School of
Economics. I came to know Anders when I was his teacher in the course Econometrics
II during the fall semester of 2017. The course covers modern time series
econometrics and includes topics such as dynamic time series, cointegration
analysis, and generalized method of moments. It is arguably the most advanced
course in the bachelor’s programme.
Anders performed exceptionally well in the course. He
displayed a quick grasp of new theoretical concepts and demonstrated a thorough
understanding during the discussion of empirical results. The students were
required to hand in at least four of five written papers investigating relevant
empirical questions. Anders handed in five impressive assignments that
reflected his great quantitative skills and willingness to go beyond what is
required. His written work is concise and clear-cut, and his comprehension of
the econometric methods and applications is excellent. Anders’ grades serve as
a testament to his diligence and outstanding academic performance. His GPA of
11.3 ranks him well above the 95% percentile of 10.6.
In classes and during group work, Anders also
demonstrated great communication skills. Anders’ comments are always well
thought out, and he articulates his arguments in a logical and convincing manner.
A part of the course was that students gave peer-feedback on each other’s work.
Anders’ sound critical sense and acceptance towards constructive criticism from
his peers led to an improvement of his written work.
As a person, Anders is pleasant and sociable with a good sense of humour. He is
meticulous and careful in his work as he clearly demonstrated in his
assignments, and he always came well-prepared. Not only was Anders zealous to
understand the material, he was also very attentive to the assumptions made and
their economic implications in each of the topics.
Anders and I both work in Financial Statistics at
Danmarks Nationalbank, the Danish central bank. He regularly takes on a high degree
of responsibility, and he is assigned tasks that require him to draw on his
analytical and communication skills. For example, he has successfully carried
out and presented analyses of economic and statistical data. Anders is always
eager to learn about new areas of economics, and he often participates in
research seminars to widen his horizon. Finally, he is very well-regarded by
his colleagues; both as an economist and
as a person.
I believe Anders is an exceptional candidate for the
MSc Economics, and I have every confidence in his ability to succeed as a
graduate student at the LSE. I am certain that he would be a valuable addition
to your programme. Without reservation, I am delighted to offer my highest
recommendation for Anders.
I hope my letter proves helpful, and I will be happy
to provide you with any further information.