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Top 25% US Economics Departments at Liberal Arts Colleges, as of September 2018

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The rankings

Top 25% US Economics Departments at Liberal Arts Colleges, all authors, all publication years

RankInstitutionScoreAuthorsAuthor shares
1Economics Department, Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts (USA)

1.062722.96
2Department of Economics, Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts (USA)

2.551815.9
3Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, California (USA)

3.552321.48
4Department of Economics, Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont (USA)

3.741311.29
5Economics Department, Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut (USA)

6.131614.8
6Economics Department, Barnard College, Columbia University

New York City, New York (USA)

6.4376.3
7Department of Economics, Hamilton College

Clinton, New York (USA)

7.751313
8Department of Economics, Colgate University

Hamilton, New York (USA)

8.081413.83
9Economics Department, University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia (USA)

10.291312.95
10Economics Department, Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York (USA)

11.1887.25
11Department of Economics, Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania (USA)

11.971312.3
12Department of Economics and Accounting, College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts (USA)

12.271616
13Department of Economics, Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (USA)

12.31313
14Department of Economics, Bates College

Lewiston, Maine (USA)

15.351110.24
15Economics Department, United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland (USA)

15.531110.01
16Economics Department, Macalester College

St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)

15.9165.5
17Economics Department, Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts (USA)

15.9798.5
18Economics Department, Reed College

Portland, Oregon (USA)

17.8155
19Department of Economics, Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut (USA)

18.6866
20Department of Economics, Colby College

Waterville, Maine (USA)

18.821412.21
21Department of Economics, Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine (USA)

20.1454.5
22Department of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia (USA)

23.3276.13
23Economics Department, Pomona College

Claremont, California (USA)

25.5265.5
24Department of Economics and Business, Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)

26.3966
25Department of Economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, New York (USA)

26.9976.9
26Department of Economics, Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts (USA)

30.0133
27Department of Economics, Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (USA)

30.3966
28Economics Department, Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia (USA)

30.7155
29Economics Department, Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio (USA)

32.0921.5
30Economics Department, Carleton College

Northfield, Minnesota (USA)

32.6554.49
31Department of Economics and Geosciences, United States Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)

34.855
32Department of Economics, Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania (USA)

35.7155
33Economics Department, Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (USA)

35.9442.8
34Department of Economics, Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina (USA)

36.0355
35Economics Department, Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (USA)

39.3421.97
36Department of Economics, Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts (USA)

40.6433
37Economics Department, Occidental College

Los Angeles, California (USA)

41.3733
38Department of Economics, Washington College

Chestertown, Maryland (USA)

42.4822
39Economics Department, St. Michael's College

Colchester, Vermont (USA)

43.3211
40Department of Economics, University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington (USA)

43.5721.33
41Department of Economics, Spelman College

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

43.8221.95
42Economics Department, Whittier College

Whittier, California (USA)

44.0733
43Department of Economics, Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina (USA)

44.255
44Department of Economics and Business, Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Virginia (USA)

45.0444
45Economics Department, Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio (USA)

46.3833
46Business and Economics Department, Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois (USA)

47.2621.34
47Department of Applied Economics, School of Business, Farmingdale State College (SUNY)

Farmingdale, New York (USA)

47.333
48Department of Economics, Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado (USA)

47.5111
49Department of Economics, Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia (USA)

47.7821.68

The rankings

Top 25% institutions in US Economics Departments at Liberal Arts Colleges, 10 best authors in each, 10 last publication years

RankInstitutionScoreAuthorsAuthor shares
1Economics Department, Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts (USA)

1.362710
2Department of Economics, Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts (USA)

2.371810
3Department of Economics, Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont (USA)

3.41310
4Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, California (USA)

4.482310
5Department of Economics, Colgate University

Hamilton, New York (USA)

6.11148.83
6Department of Economics, Hamilton College

Clinton, New York (USA)

8.99139
7Economics Department, Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut (USA)

9.021610
8Economics Department, University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia (USA)

10.431310
9Economics Department, United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland (USA)

11.091110
10Department of Economics and Accounting, College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts (USA)

11.351610
11Department of Economics, Bates College

Lewiston, Maine (USA)

11.94119.24
12Economics Department, Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts (USA)

12.497.5
13Economics Department, Barnard College, Columbia University

New York City, New York (USA)

12.7475.3
14Department of Economics, Colby College

Waterville, Maine (USA)

13.281410
15Department of Economics, Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (USA)

13.31310
16Department of Economics, Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania (USA)

17.261310
17Economics Department, Reed College

Portland, Oregon (USA)

17.3755
18Economics Department, Pomona College

Claremont, California (USA)

20.6864.5
19Department of Economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, New York (USA)

22.2275.9
20Department of Economics, Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia (USA)

22.6476.13
21Department of Economics, Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine (USA)

23.5854.5
22Department of Economics, Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut (USA)

23.8166
23Department of Economics and Business, Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)

26.9766
24Department of Economics, Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania (USA)

27.1254
25Economics Department, Macalester College

St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)

28.6464
26Economics Department, Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (USA)

29.9121.97
27Department of Economics and Geosciences, United States Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)

29.9752
28Department of Economics, Spelman College

Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

30.721.95
29Economics Department, Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, New York (USA)

31.1687.25
30Department of Economics and Business, Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Virginia (USA)

35.9644
31Economics Department, Occidental College

Los Angeles, California (USA)

37.7633
32Department of Economics, Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (USA)

37.8766
33Economics Department, Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio (USA)

38.733
34Department of Applied Economics, School of Business, Farmingdale State College (SUNY)

Farmingdale, New York (USA)

38.9433
35Department of Economics, Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia (USA)

39.7621.68
36Economics Department, Whittier College

Whittier, California (USA)

39.933
37Economics Department, Berry College

Mount Berry, Georgia (USA)

41.5655
38Department of Economics, Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina (USA)

41.6655
39Department of Economics, Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts (USA)

42.7133
40Economics Department, Stonehill College

Easton, Massachusetts (USA)

43.1533
41Economics Department, Carleton College

Northfield, Minnesota (USA)

47.0554.49
42Economics Department, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado (USA)

47.9122
43Economics Department, Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York (USA)

48.4643.5
44Department of Economics, University of the South

Sewanee, Tennessee (USA)

49.8433
45Business and Economics Department, Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois (USA)

50.2521.34
46Department of Economics, University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington (USA)

52.0421.33
47Economics Department, Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio (USA)

52.2721.5
48Economics Department, Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (USA)

52.341.8
49Department of Economics, Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, Pennsylvania (USA)

52.932.04

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