Top 10 Economics Departments in Spain
In recent months we have published a series of articles about the best economics departments in Europe, Asia and Latin America. After covering the methodologies of ranking for universities in Latin America, we wrote about the best economics institutions in Chile, Colombia and Brazil. Due to the high level of interest from our readers, we decided to continue sharing information about the Top Economics Departments in individual countries, starting with Spain, which will hopefully be useful for students and economists who are interested in education, research or advancement of their academic career in a Spanish institution. The following list of universities is based on RePEc:
The Top 25% Institutions and Economists in Spain is part of the collection of rankings calculated from the RePEc database. The classification criteria are focused on the number of authors, citations and popularity ratings of the institutions in the database, with data updated monthly.
This overview is not a 100% complete due to the limitation in the number of institutions belonging to RePEc. For this reason, we recommend comparing other lists of Spanish universities in addition.
The I-UGR Rankings of Spanish Universities according to Scientific Disciplines present a list of public and private universities, based on research published in international journals of high impact and visibility. If you are interested in getting information about the strengths and weaknesses of Spanish universities from a scientific perspective, you can access its fourth edition 2013 in the discipline of economics.
To get a good overview of Spanish universities from the point of view of their web presence and impact, theweb ranking of universities in Spain provides a useful tool based on online indicators such as number of webpages, quality of pages, and research output.
Finally, to complement the range of options, the ranking of Spanish universities of the BBVA Foundation. The BBVA Foundation invites users to collect and share information about other rankings of universities in Spain in the comments to this article.
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