How Nobel Laureates Would Perform in the Handelsblatt Ranking

KOF Working Papers No. 318

24 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2012

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Matthias Krapf

University of Zurich

Jörg Schläpfer

ETH Zurich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute

Date Written: October 9, 2012

Abstract

We compile a ranking of the research output of all Nobel Laureates in economics using the Handelsblatt methodology and compare the outcome to the Handelsblatt ranking of economists in the German speaking area. Our analysis focuses on whether the overall rating scores of the Nobel Laureates are indicative of their high achievements. We discuss the role of the convexity of the employed journal weights and draw conclusions on the Handelsblatt’s methodology.

Keywords: Nobel Laureates, Bibliometrics, Academic Rankings

JEL Classification: A14, B20, I23, J24

Suggested Citation

Krapf, Matthias and Schläpfer, Jörg, How Nobel Laureates Would Perform in the Handelsblatt Ranking (October 9, 2012). KOF Working Papers No. 318. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2159101 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2159101

Matthias Krapf

University of Zurich ( email )

Rämistrasse 71
Zürich, CH-8006
Switzerland

Jörg Schläpfer (Contact Author)

ETH Zurich - KOF Swiss Economic Institute ( email )

Zurich
Switzerland

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