The University of Wyoming's Department of Economics and Finance in the College of Business ranks as one of the nation's leaders in faculty research.
The National Research Council (NRC) recently ranked UW's program as the national leader in faculty research output and eighth overall in research productivity. The review ranked all 120 United States economics doctoral programs.
UW's department ranked in the top ten overall research productivity and quality, along with such economics departments at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and University of California-Berkeley. This ranking considered not only numbers of research publications, but also external research awards, citations, and research grant funding support. On a per-faculty-basis alone, the UW program ranked number one in research publications, topping all other doctoral programs.
The NRC survey comes out only once each decade, making UW's accomplishments even more significant, says Jason Shogren, department chairman and Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management.