According to the US News Graduate School Ranking in Economics programs, four American institutions took the top spot in the nation - Harvard, MIT, Princeton and Chicago were all ranked joint top in the legue table, followed by Stanford in fifth position.

Top 25 Economics Programs in US:
1 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
1 Princeton University Princeton , NJ
1 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA
6 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
6 Yale University New Haven, CT
8 Northwestern University Evanston, IL
9 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
10 Columbia University New York, NY
10 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
12 New York Univ New York, NY
12 Uni of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
14 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
14 Uni of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
14 Uni of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA
14 Uni of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI
18 Cornell Univ Ithaca, NY
19 Brown Univ Providence, RI
19 Carnegie Mellon Univ (Tepper) Pittsburgh, PA
19 Duke Univ Durham, NC
22 Uni of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD
22 Uni of Rochester Rochester, NY
24 Boston Univ Boston, MA
25 Johns Hopkins Univ Baltimore, MD
25 Univ of Texas--Austin Austin, TX

Source: US News & World Report 2010

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World University Ranking Tables

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