(May 9, 2012) The Harvard University Economics Department has received, for the third year in a row, the top ranking in Tilburg University’s Worldwide Economics Research Ranking for Universities.
Recognizing the need for a worldwide research ranking for economics comparable to those carried out by the University of Texas, Dallas for business schools and by Arizona State University for finance research, Tilburg University in the Netherlands has again published their Top 100 Economics Schools Research Ranking based on a count of all faculty research publications in 68 economics journals in the five-year period 2007-2011. Publications by all Harvard economists, not just members of the Department of Economics, are included.
Tilburg again ranks Harvard University at the top, following similar rankings in the past two years for the periods of 2005-2009 and 2006-2010 in which Harvard also ranked at the top by this measure.
Tilburg also provides a tool that can be used to rank schools over different time periods and subsets of economics journals.