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Re: Profile evaluation, Fall 2019. Any help appreciated :)
If you are willing to drop your interest in development and concentrate on micro theory and game theory, it might be a good idea to look at B-school PhD programs. In particular I would also suggest you look at top tier B-school programs in Strategy (just to note, some strategy programs are more math/quant and some are more behavioral/sociological), Decisions, Operation Research and Operations Management. Many of these programs have people doing top level micro theory and game theory work, and they would be willing to take an excellent candidate with good math background but with little to no econ background. NWU - Kellogg MECS would be up your alley, but they might prefer someone with more econ background. If I remember correctly, the Duke Decision Science PhD program that chateauheart mentioned is actually run out of the B-school. Columbia Business DRO and Wharton OID might also be good fits. The Strategy PhD program at Harvard Business School draws on some of the Econ Department's game theory and micro-theory faculty. However, B-schools almost never have anyone doing development.