NYU Economics Department Ranked Twelfth in the Nation


by Mario Rizzo


For those who like to rank, rate, and evaluate, US News & World Report will feed your desires. One good thing about these rankings is that it also includes, for the top 54,  a “grade” from 1 to 5 where 1 is “marginal” and 5 is “outstanding.”   


A summary of the method used:  


Each year, U.S. News ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 11,000 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2008.  


More is here.


As always, go beneath (above?) the rankings.



5 thoughts on “NYU Economics Department Ranked Twelfth in the Nation

  1. Now some advanced empirical analysis:

    Note that there are four schools tied for first place, then one for fifth, two for sixth, one for eighth, one for ninth, two for tenth, and then NYU (tied with U. of Michigan).

    It seems to me quite arbitrary to take the second grouping of schools and call the one in that category fifth. After all, the first four were TIED for first place. So if we say that the school in the next grouping is second and follow that method down the list, NYU is seventh. In other words, it is in the seventh grouping of schools where those within a grouping are indistinquishable from each other.



  2. Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

    good to see these two in the top 5, must be something in the Cambridge water

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