Duke University Ranked #14 in Economics Based on Research

Thursday, February 4, 2010

04 February 2010 12:00AM

In its latest list, Tilburg University has slotted Duke University at number 14 in its worldwide rankings for economics schools based on publications between 2004-2008. Duke shares the 14th spot with the University of Michigan.

Following is Duke University's ranking broken down by year:

2004: 20th
2005: 17th
2006: 15th
2007: 13th
2008: 10th

"Any such ranking is subject to arbitrary methodological choices. Rankings like this are only an indicator of research output, not an end in and of themselves," said economics department chair Patrick Bayer. "However, the gradient for Duke over the past few years is pretty striking."

The ranking is based on the paper author's affiliation at the time of publication and so reflects the output of Duke that year.

See the full list of Tilburg University's Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking and learn more about the methodology behind the rankings.