The 21 best universities in the world for budding economists Will Martin Finance Mar. 16, 2017, 3:00 PM 14. New York University — NYU may not be as famous as its Manhattan rival Columbia, but it has produced its fair share of economic talent. Macroeconomist Thomas Sargent is the school’s most recent Nobel Memorial Prize winner, picking it up in 2011. Share Tagged In EconomyFinanceHarvardSingaporeStrategyuk Discuss Comments are closed.