How is the econ department?

<p>Apart from what the numerical rankings can say, how is Stanford's economics department? Does anyone have any personal (or child's) experience with a major there?</p>

<p>Don't have personal experience, but family friends who have majored in econ there. I guess they have a really great semester in DC with hands-on work experience. One kid has graduated, interned in DC post grad, and is working on Wall Street. Very happy with his econ degree.</p>

<p>Is it considered as prestigious as a Harvard or Princeton econ degree, especially for working on the West Coast or Asia?</p>