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    There are a lot of rankings available on the internet these days (QS, USNews, etc). IS there any way to decide which one is the most reliable one for economics phd rankings?

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    Re: Economics Rankings

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    There are a lot of rankings available on the internet these days (QS, USNews, etc). IS there any way to decide which one is the most reliable one for economics phd rankings?
    Standard reference point is USNEWS

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    Okay, that helps! Thank you

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    Re: Economics Rankings

    RePEc is good as well.

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    Re: Economics Rankings

    I would like the ranking which would correspond the most to the competitiveness in getting into the particular college. Eg, based on that ranking, getting into a top 30 would be more difficult than a top 40

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    Re: Economics Rankings

    That is not always the case but usually yes.

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    Re: Economics Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayes View Post
    Standard reference point is USNEWS
    May I ask why is this the standard?

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    Re: Economics Rankings

    US News is a reputational survey. They ask department chairs and directors of graduate programs to rate all department's PhD programs. The survey is re-run about every four years.

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    Re: Economics Rankings

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    There are a lot of rankings available on the internet these days (QS, USNews, etc). IS there any way to decide which one is the most reliable one for economics phd rankings?
    It depends on what your purpose of ranking departments is. As an aspiring PhD student, the best rankings are probably the RePEc rankings for graduate prospects since the rankings here are/should be highly correlated with placement:

    Economic Institution Rankings | IDEAS/RePEc (Overall)

    Economic Institution Rankings | IDEAS/RePEc (Last 10 years, probably more representative of recent placement)

    For overall faculty quality, the RePEc rankings of institutions by fields are good. Similarly, the Tilburg Ranking is good as an overall indicator (you can play around with years to see most recent/longer term trends etc):

    Tilburg University Economics Ranking - Tilburg University

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    Re: Economics Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by mlc27 View Post
    It depends on what your purpose of ranking departments is. As an aspiring PhD student, the best rankings are probably the RePEc rankings for graduate prospects since the rankings here are/should be highly correlated with placement:

    Economic Institution Rankings | IDEAS/RePEc (Overall)

    Economic Institution Rankings | IDEAS/RePEc (Last 10 years, probably more representative of recent placement)

    For overall faculty quality, the RePEc rankings of institutions by fields are good. Similarly, the Tilburg Ranking is good as an overall indicator (you can play around with years to see most recent/longer term trends etc):

    Tilburg University Economics Ranking - Tilburg University
    Tilburg's rankings do not even make sense. It is a horrible gauge in measuring department strength. As one can see, it is severely off from USnews and Repecs...

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