LSE Fourth in Leading Economics Research Ranking

LSE now ranks fourth in the Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking, behind Harvard University, The University of Chicago and Stanford University. Among these top global universities, LSE is the only non-American university ranking in the top ten.

The Tilburg University rankings build on LSE’s reputation as a world-leading research institution. The Economics Department performed outstandingly in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) criteria, with 56 per cent of its research output being graded ‘world-leading’.

The 2019 rankings are based on economics research contribution from 2014-2018, on a subset of Tilburg University Economic journals in their database. The database covers publications in seventy-four leading economics journals, including LSE’s Economica, the departmental journal.

Economica is a peer-reviewed international economics journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Economics Department at LSE. The journal is world-renowned and frequently appears high in published citation rankings. Economica has published a number of influential papers in economics, including Coase’s ‘The Nature of the Firm’, which won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1991.

In response to the news, a first year Geography with Economics student commented: “It’s so inspirational to be studying at the heart of evolving research in the field and learning from people at the forefront of such research.”

For further information on the rankings, visit the Tilburg University website.


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