Department News

SFU economics department ranked among top three in Canada

June 21, 2018

The most recent Tilburg University ranking of economics institutions has been released, and it places the Economics Department at Simon Fraser University among the top three economics departments in Canada.

This puts SFU Economics in the company of internationally well-known economics departments, such as the University of Texas, Michigan State, and Penn State.

The Tilburg ranking uses a methodology that emphasizes publications in the top economics journals and general interest journals, and covers a five-year period.

Globally, SFU Economics rose by nine spots to 79th position, up from 88th position in the worldwide ranking.

The SFU Economics Department’s robust research productivity places it ahead of multiple universities with particularly well-respected economics programs. These include the Australian National University, Dartmouth University, the University of Rochester, and UC Santa Barbara.