‘A Wealth of Talent’: Complimentary article on UCSD’s Economics department

This Sunday, the San Diego Union Tribune (“A wealth of talent“) wrote a complimentary article regarding the ascendancy of UCSD’s Economics department into the elite strata of economics departments.  Last year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the UCSD economics department #10 in the nation.  As a graduate student in UCSD’s economics department, my ‘unbiased’ opinion is that the article is right on target.  The Bengt Holmstrom, chairman of the the top-ranked MIT economics department said the following:

“They are like a small-market baseball team that doesn’t have the advantages of a Red Sox or Yankees, but still does well.  They deserve a lot of credit because they can’t just pick and choose whoever they want.â€?