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.
- Online courses for mathematics
Mathematics: Free Online Courses
Given the excellent feedback we received from our audience on an earlier blog post that compiled a list of free econometrics courses online, we have now prepared for you a list of free online courses (MOOC format) that you can take in the discipline of mathematics. Like econometrics, proficiency in math is a prerequisite for performing well in economics courses at all reputable universities around the world.
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The Case for Income Tax Reform in the US and UK
Whether someone believes in higher rates of tax or not can tell you a lot about their political views. As a general rule, conservative politicians - at least since the 80s - have favoured fewer tax brackets and relatively lower rates of tax. The argument goes that this encourages people to work harder because they keep more of their money, which means more money remains in the economy; eventually it will trickle down to those not so rich.
The Most Useful Apps for Economics Students
Your phone is one of the most useful tools you’ve got, whether you’re studying or working in the field. Particularly in the current situation, using the technology many of us have all around us is a great way to stay on top of your economics research and remain knowledgeable while inside, staying safe during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the apps listed below are also available on iPad, so you can download them on whichever device is more appropriate for you.