This paper identifies some factors that affect undergraduate Economics program quality as measured by the College Factual “Economics - Overall Best Nationwide” rankings. Specifically, this research suggests that Economics programs that use calculus in their coursework have significantly better rankings than those that do not and that Economics programs that are located in a college other than the Business College of their universities have moderately better ranks. The results of this paper provide Economics departments information about how to increase program quality, recruit more students, and receive more funding.
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"Changing the Calculus: An Investigation of Undergraduate Economics Program Quality,"
Major Themes in Economics, 18, 67-86.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/mtie/vol18/iss1/7