Yolanda K. Kodrzycki and Pingkang David Yu, in their working paper "New Approaches to Ranking Economics Journals" (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Working Papers: 05-12, 2003) report a world ranking of institutions based on the top 30 journals in the JCR. UAB ranks 7th in Europe (including Israel).
Rabah Amir and Malgoratza Knauff, in their working paper "Ranking economics departments worldwide on the basis of PhD placement" report a world ranking based on placement. Depending on the criteria UAB ranks 12th or 13th in Europe.
The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) has awarded our programs with the Excellence Ranking seal of quality. This means the IDEA program is a member of the Excellence Group in the CHE 2009 ranking within the field of Economics. A description of results and methodology is available here.