Best School for PhD in Economics

Following are some of the best economics schools for PhD degree programs:

Northwestern University (US)
- The Ph.D. program in Economics has strong international reputation and an excellent record of recruiting, training, and placing talented graduate students.
- The Department of Economics at Northwestern is among the best in the world. An article in the Journal of the European Economic Association ranked Northwestern 4th in the world, based on faculty publications in thirty leading journals over the period 1995 to 1999.

Lehigh University (US)
- The Lehigh PhD in Economics Program is designed for future researchers and teachers who want to contribute to the development and application of knowledge in economics.
- Lehigh University's College of Business and Economics academic programs are accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

University of California, Berkeley (US)
- The Ph.D in Economics degree is designed for students interested in pursuing advanced study and conducting original research in economics.
- Berkeley Economics Ph.D.s have been hired at many other leading institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Yale, etc.
- US News and World Report ranked Berkeley 6th among all U.S. Economics departments (2010).

University of Essex (UK)
- The PhD in Economics is the most advanced research degree offered by the Department of Economics at Essex.
- It has been ranked joint 3rd among all UK economics departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise published on 18th December 2008.
- The department was awarded the maximum 24/24 score in the national assessment of teaching quality.
- The department has been ranked among the top 4 research departments in Britain in appraisals conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
- Economics at Essex has been rated as ‘excellent’ in European rankings compiled by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) in G├╝tersloh, Germany.

University of Glasgow (UK)
- The PhD in Economics program is research-based. Candidates will be allocated a supervisor who has expertise in proposed area of study and offer guidance throughout the three years of study.
- The Department of Economics at the University of Glasgow is one of the best in the UK. RAE 2008 places the Department top in Scotland on the basis of GPA and research income and ranks all research as being of international quality: 75% is considered to be world-leading and internationally excellent.
- Both the Department and University are ranked in the top 20 nationally by the 2009 Complete University Guide.

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