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    Hi all,

    I am new to this forum-I am applying for PhD programs in Economics in both Canada and US this year but I am struggling with the choice of schools. Would really appreciate help on evaluation of my profile! My stats are as follows:

    Undergrad GPA: 3.96 at LUMS which is one of the most reputable universities in Pakistan
    Minor: Maths
    Major: Economics

    Graduate School: Cambridge
    Degree: MPhil in Economics
    Overall score: 64.3

    My LORs will be from 3 economists:
    PhD Economics McGill
    PhD Economics UC-Davis
    PhD Economics Cambridge

    Research experience: 3 years as an RA for a think tank

    Interest in political economy of the labour market and institutional economics

    I would really appreciate help on whether I should apply to top tier schools or be more realistic and apply to mid-tier. Which schools would suit me? I would love to have more insight from those who have been through the process. The biggest gap in my application is lack of publications and the somewhat less than stellar score in MPhil due to some attenuating circumstances. I have to take my GRE yet so I am not sure of the score. But last time I took it, I had 800Q, 690V, and 5 AW. But GRE is a matter of luck so fingers crossed on that one. What do you guys make of my profile?

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    Re: Profile Evaluation

    Is your GRE valid?
    Are you applying for this year?

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    Re: Profile Evaluation

    No, unfortunately it's more than 5 years old so it doesn't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelz View Post
    No, unfortunately it's more than 5 years old so it doesn't count.
    When are you planning to take your test? The deadlines are approaching quite fast and you will not be able to apply to top schools purely because of that.

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    you have an excellent profile in my view (im at a T30). apply to T15 and a few others between 20-30 as backup.

    (ps why havent you taken the GRE yet? a good math score should be a formality for you, but a bad one rushed at the end cud hurt you)

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