Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World

United States, Top Departments

There is now an amazing number of economics institutions on the WWW. This is an attempt by Christian Zimmermann ( Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) to index them. You can suggest additional entries or modifications by sending an email to me. The entire EDIRC index can also be searched. Each institution is attributed a unique handle.
This page provides links to the top US Economics departments in terms of research output, according to Richard Dusansky and Clayton J. Vernon, "Rankings of U.S. Economics Departments", Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol 12 (1), Winter 1998, pages 157-170. RePEc now also publishes its own ranking, which is updated monthly.

Best departments first.

Princeton University, Princeton NJ
Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Northwestern University, Evanston IL
New York University, New York City NY
Boston University, Boston MA
Yale University, New Haven CT
Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
University of California, San Diego CA
University of Texas, Austin TX
University of Rochester, Rochester NY
University of California, Berkeley CA
University of Maryland, College Park MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
University of Chicago, Chicago IL
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
University of California, Los Angeles CA
Columbia University, New York City NY
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Ohio State University, Columbus OH
Duke University, Durham NC
University of California, Irvine CA
Brown University, Providence RI
Pennsylvania State University, State College PA
University of California, Davis CA
University of Iowa, Iowa City IA
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA
University of Florida, Gainesville FL
Texas A&M University, College Station TX
University of California, Santa Barbara CA
Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA
University of Washington, Seattle WA
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
University of Colorado, Boulder CO
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI
University of Houston, Houston TX
Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
Rice University, Houston TX
State University of New York, Albany NY
Georgetown University, Washington DC