Chicago Department of Economics is ranked top in the US. The Department offers a program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree. The program includes courses and comprehensive examinations in 3 Core subjects:
  • Price Theory
  • Theory of Income, Employment, and the Price Level
  • Quantitative Methods
The Economics Department at MIT offers the highly regarded doctoral program - ranked among the best economics Ph.D. programs in the United States in the National Research Council study and was also ranked as joint top by U.S. News and World Report. Doctoral students take required courses in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, and econometrics.

NRC ranking of Best Economics Doctoral Programs in the US:

1 University of Chicago

2 Harvard University

3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4 Stanford University

5 Princeton University

6 Yale University

7 University of California–Berkeley

8 University of Pennsylvania

9 Northwestern University

10 University of Minnesota

Source: National Council Research

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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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