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Top 7 Ivy League Colleges for Economics

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These top 7 Ivy League colleges for economics are among the most, if not the most, prestigious economics schools in the world. If your dreams involve making a mark in the field of economic sciences, you can’t go wrong with one of these.

Still, even Ivy League colleges aren’t created equal. There are nuances that, regardless of how subtle they can be, set them apart. In spite of the fact that some people believe that economy isn’t a science, it has a profound effect on our lives and throughout human history, some of the best minds have tried their best to understand it, as it can be seen in these most influential papers on economics. Whether or not they were successful largely depends on one’s point of view, but they have contributed greatly to our understanding of economics. It only seems fair to use them in order to rank best Ivy League economics schools. So, we used metric anyone can appreciate: number of Nobel Prize for economics winners, or Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, as the full title goes. All Ivy League colleges predate the award, which was established in 1968, so their contribution prior to that year may be neglected, we felt that the list should illustrate the modern standings, so we have chosen to ignore that fact.

Top 7 Ivy League Colleges for Economics

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We divided them into two categories: alumni and staff. Alumni represents the number of people who graduated from one of Ivy League economics colleges and have won a Nobel Prize. Stuff are Nobel Prize laureates that have worked in any capacity in one of these top 7 Ivy League colleges for economics. If a person appeared in both categories, like Paul Krugman, who both graduated from Yale and worked there as an Assistant Professor he has been counted for each of them. People who worked in two or more universities have been counted for each one, like Joseph Stiglitz for Columbia and Yale. Out of 8 Ivy League universities, only one didn’t have a single Nobel Prize winner either among its graduates or staff. Care to guess which one?

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