It's certainly possible. Improving the GRE will be important, and the grades in those math courses will matter. What your letters of recommendation say will matter a lot.
I've been a longtime reader of the forum and thought I'd ask a question. I will be pursuing my masters degree in economics at UC Denver, I was wondering with my profile if it would be possible to gain admittance to a top 35 program after completion (assuming I do well). To give you some background-
My undergrad GPA is slightly low- around 3.2-3.25
I have a good deal of mathematics courses (ODE's, PDE's, modeling, lower level linear algebra etc) but lack formal real analysis (though I did do self study with a professor on this matter)
my economics gpa is good- around 3.7 with classes in the usual subfields (micro macro, IO, Econometrics, game theory etc)
I have TA'd one course in microeconomics.
My GRE was unfortunately not very good, around a 160 quant score, which is not ideal to say the least.
With all of this information, would my chances for a top 30-35 PhD program be good assuming I take analysis and improve my GRE score?
It depends on what top 35 you mean. If you are speaking about top 35 in US, then maybe. If you are speaking about top 35 in the world, then no. I think you should rather aim for admissions at schools that specialize since your GPA is definitely too low for any decent school.
We will be able to give you more informative feedback if you fill in the standard profile information:
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