A Research-Based Ranking of Public Policy Schools

25 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2018

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Elliott Ash

University of Warwick

Miguel S. Urquiola

Columbia University

Date Written: January 5, 2018


This paper presents research-based rankings of public policy schools in the United States. In 2016 we collected the names of about 5,000 faculty members at 44 such schools. We use bibliographic databases to gather measures of the quality and quantity of these individuals' publication output. These measures include the number of articles and books written, the quality of the journals the articles have appeared in, and the number of citations all have garnered. We aggregate these data to the school level to produce a set of rankings. The results differ significantly from existing rankings, and in addition display substantial across-field variation.

Keywords: Public policy, University rankings

JEL Classification: I2

Suggested Citation

Ash, Elliott and Urquiola, Miguel S., A Research-Based Ranking of Public Policy Schools (January 5, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3096545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3096545

Elliott Ash

University of Warwick ( email )

Gibbet Hill Rd.
Coventry, West Midlands CV4 8UW
United Kingdom

Miguel S. Urquiola (Contact Author)

Columbia University ( email )

420 W. 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

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