Top 20 Graduate Schools for Social Sciences

Subject: Economics in USA, UK, Canada, and Australia

 EconomicsEnglish Countries   All Countries  
United States  University of Chicago
University of ChicagoSince its founding in 1925, the students and faculty of the Department of Economics (including numerous Nobel laureates) have advanced the world’s understanding of society by extending economic analysis to new spheres of social life, spearheading the study of ideas ranging from economic growth to human capital.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Harvard University
Harvard UniversityEstablished in 1897 under the division of History, Government, and Economics, which was created at the same time. Prior to this, Harvard was one among many academic institutions with faculty offering instruction in the study of economics in the late nineteenth century, at first under the auspices of graduate study in Political Economy, which later became the academic field of Economics in the early 1890s.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  University of California, Berkeley
University of California, BerkeleyFrom these modest beginnings, we have evolved into a globally acclaimed department with a powerful faculty contingent well-known for its creativity in the field. Berkeley Economics has pioneered the advancement of women in academia, influenced the course of the University of California, and has helped shape the lives of generations of Berkeley students.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Columbia University
Columbia UniversityEconomics is the study of the ways in which society allocates its resources among alternative uses and the consequences of these decisions. The areas of inquiry deal with a varied range of topics such as international trade, domestic and international financial systems, labor-market analysis, and the study of less-developed economies.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Princeton University
Princeton UniversityThe Department of Economics is home to over 50 faculty and approximately 130 enrolled graduate students. Members of the faculty interact with students at weekly bagel hours, weekly seminars and are readily available to meet with students. Each week the department invites faculty members, visiting scholars and students to hold seminars in International Economics, Industrial Relations, Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomics, Finance, Econometrics, Development and Population Research.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)The MIT Economics Department today is a vibrant collection of faculty and students. The Department’s scholars have received numerous awards, including four Nobel Prizes (Robert Solow, Peter Diamond, and the late Paul Samuelson and Franco Modigliani). Many faculty members are Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  New York University
New York UniversityThe Department of Economics at NYU Stern stresses the development of tools, concepts, and techniques useful in problem solving, and is thus uniquely suited to serve the needs of the business and financial communities. Economics can be divided into two broad areas: microeconomics and macroeconomics.
School Information  Generic Information  
United Kingdom  London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political ScienceThe LSE Department of Economics is one of the biggest and best in the world, with expertise across the full spectrum of mainstream economics. A long-standing commitment to remaining at the cutting edge of developments in the field has ensured the lasting impact of its work on the discipline as a whole.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Stanford University
Stanford UniversityThe Stanford Economics Department has two central missions: to train students at the undergraduate and graduate level in the methods and ideas of modern economics, and to conduct both basic and applied research in economics that pushes forward the frontier of knowledge in the field.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Yale University
Yale UniversityYale’s Economics Department offers a challenging and rigorous academic program, a distinguished and accessible faculty, and a friendly, supportive environment for study. Our teaching faculty numbers 50 making it one of the largest economics departments in the United States. There are 37 tenured professors and 13 non-tenured associate or assistant professors. With about 125 Ph.D. students in residence our teacher/student ratio is very high.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Northwestern University
Northwestern UniversityOur world-class department owes its reputation to outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching and research, as well as engaged students who take advantage of learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom. The Economics major and minor are open to all undergraduates. The Ph.D. program has 120 students in residence and an entering class of 25.
School Information  Generic Information  
United Kingdom  University of Cambridge
University of CambridgeThis master’s degree is intended to equip you with the tools needed by a professional economist. The degree will give the technical training required to undertake a career in government, central banking, international organisations or private sector firms such as economic consultancies. The Course will provide a broad analysis of macroeconomics and will contain a mix of theory, policy and empirical evidence.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los AngelesUCLA’s Economics Department has two interlocking objectives. We conduct cutting edge research by developing new methodologies and applying them to understand society’s most critical issues. We also seek to train the next generation of economic leaders in the private sector, government and academia.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  University of Pennsylvania
University of PennsylvaniaThe graduate economics program at Penn is a Ph.D. program administered by the Graduate Group in Economics, which consists of the faculty of the Department of Economics, and some of its secondary appointments in the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences. A master's program in Economics is not offered at the University of Pennsylvania.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  University of California, San Diego
University of California, San DiegoOur Department is typical of the California innovative culture, where a casual atmosphere belies the cutting-edge ideas being generated. The Department was built and is maintained predominantly by hiring at the junior level and by supporting junior faculty as they develop into world-class scholars. As a result, it is a place that thrives on a flat organizational structure, with few distinctions between junior and senior faculty.
School Information  Generic Information  
United Kingdom  University of Oxford
University of OxfordOxford's department of Economics is one of Europe's leading research departments and its members include some of the world's most distinguished academic economists. In the most recent UK Research Assessment, Oxford Economics had more research output graded as world-leading in terms of its originality, rigour and significance than did any other economics department in the United Kingdom.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, College ParkThe University of Maryland’s Department of Economics is ranked in the top 20 economics programs in the country in the most recent National Academy of Sciences study. The size and diversity of the faculty permits study in virtually every major theoretical and applied area of economics including advanced macro, advanced micro, comparative institutional economics, econometrics, economic development...
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesThe University of Minnesota’s Department of Economics is consistently ranked among the top departments in the world. Our award-winning faculty and graduate students do cutting-edge research in areas as diverse as researching the changes that occur in the brain while making economic decisions, how Walmart chooses locations for their stores, and how multinational firms trade technology for market access in developing countries.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Duke University
Duke UniversityThe Department of Economics is rapidly approaching the top 10 programs nationally. It is broadly focused on econometrics, micro and macroeconomic theory, and applied economics, with distinctive collaborations across these boundaries. Our graduate programs have approximately 221 students working toward a master's degree or Ph.D. Both students and faculty are supported by a helpful and caring staff, who are dedicated to the department's success.
School Information  Generic Information  
United States  Cornell University
Cornell UniversityCornell Economics is on the move! We have more than 50 faculty members, more than 750 majors, more than 100 PhD students, and serve over 5,000 students on campus each year. We are making improvements to our curriculum and student experience, are in the middle of an extensive capital campaign, and are aggressively expanding the faculty.
School Information  Generic Information