The 21 best universities in the world for budding economists Will Martin Finance Mar. 16, 2017, 3:00 PM 7. University of Chicago — Chicago’s economics department is famous as the incubator for Chicago school of thought, which first began to be recognised in the 1950s. Its academic reputation remains stellar, with a citations score of 97.7. Share Tagged In EconomyFinanceHarvardSingaporeStrategyuk Discuss Comments are closed.