I took PhD classes for 1 semester in Finance before switching to just as MS degree. I will say, getting a PhD is a lot of work, but it is very rewarding. Speaking with PhD's is something I still appreciate. The amount of knowledge you acquire in your research and studies is really impressive.
If you really love Economics then I'd say go for it. If you don't love it, then no way. Too much work. My problem was I didn't have a good enough math background to really appreciate the program.
**Math for economist was harder than all my other classes I took in my 6 years of school combined. That being said the prereq's were Calc 1-3 and I never had taken a single calc class (outside business calc).
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