Appalachian's Economics Department ranked in the top 5% of research institutions worldwide

Appalachian State University's Department of Economics is ranked among the top five percent of all research institutions in the world [ranking]. The ranking is for overall research productivity and impact. The department is particularly strong in the areas of experimental, behavioral, environmental and energy economics. Among all U.S. universities, the department's research is ranked in the top 20 in experimental and behavioral economics and ranked in the top 30 in environmental economics. 


The EDIRC is maintained by the Economic Research Department for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and indexes the top economics departments, institutes and research centers in the world. The index, cataloged by Federal Reserve Assistant Vice President Christian Zimmerman, includes programs within universities, as well as finance ministries, statistical offices, central banks, think tanks, and other non-profit institutions where mainly economists are working.

The EDIRC index is endorsed by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 99 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components. 

About the Department of Economics at Appalachian State University

The Department of Economics in Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business is an intellectually vibrant place for students and faculty. As a research-intensive department committed to student learning, the department offers a wide range of courses that provide critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, complemented by student-faculty research collaboration. Our faculty members are engaged in research that contributes locally and globally in areas related to energy, environmental, development, trade, health, sports and tourism. The Department of Economics is ranked among the leading U.S. economics departments for research productivity, and is particularly strong in environmental and experimental economics. Learn more at

Appalachian's Economics Department listed in top 5% of research institutions worldwide

Published:Jan 25, 2019 11:45am


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