The econphd.net rankings are among the most substantial in scope (covering 63 journals over roughly ten years, 1993-2003).
Following is the 2004 ranking of World Top 50 Universities in Subdiscipline Financial Economics:

1 University of Chicago USA
2 Harvard University USA
3 University of Pennsylvania USA
4 New York University (NYU) USA
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
6 Northwestern Univ USA
7 Stanford Univ USA
8 U of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) USA
9 Columbia Uni USA
10 Princeton Uni USA
11 Ohio State Uni USA
12 London School of Economics (LSE) UK
13 Duke Uni USA
14 Université Toulouse I (Sciences Sociales) France
15 U of Rochester USA
16 U of Southern California USA
17 U of Texas at Austin USA
18 U of California at San Diego USA
19 U of California at Berkeley USA
20 Yale U USA
21 U Illinois - Urbana-Champaign USA
22 U Michigan - Ann Arbor USA
23 U Notre Dame USA
24 Boston College USA
25 London Business School UK
26 INSEAD France
27 Purdue U USA
28 Cornell U USA
29 U Maryland - College Park USA
30 U Florida USA
31 U British Columbia Canada
32 Carnegie Mellon U USA
33 Indiana U USA
34 U North Carolina - Chapel Hill USA
35 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
36 U Iowa USA
37 U Minnesota USA
38 Emory U USA
39 Arizona State U USA
40 U Washington USA
41 Penn State U USA
42 Tilburg U Netherlands
43 U Wisconsin - Madison USA
44 Chinese U Hong Kong China
45 U Toronto Canada
46 Rutgers U USA
47 U California - Davis USA
48 Michigan State U USA
49 Boston U USA
50 HEC Montreal Canada

Source: econphd•net

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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