I am international students from India with an undergrad in Eco. I also have close to 3 years of experience in statistical and development research based domains. Had a good SOP (atleast I like to think so) and okay-ish LoRs. Had a 169 quant score in GRE.
I need to decide between Yale IDE and Columbia MA Econ by April second week.
Yale has a smaller class size, is cheaper and has a less mathematical course structure (by the looks of it).
Columbia might give more opportunities by being in NY, and in general the Econ department seems highly reputed.
In the future, I plan on pursuing a career in dev econ-consulting in a research capacity for international organisations or think tanks. Anyone with any thoughts on which one I should pick? Would highly appreciate it!