Ranking Economics Departments in Europe: A Statistical Approach

Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 1367-1401

Posted: 8 Apr 2005

See all articles by Luc Bauwens

Luc Bauwens

Université catholique de Louvain

Michel Lubrano

Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Alan Kirman

GREQAM

Camelia Protopopescu

University of Angers - French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

Abstract

We provide a ranking of economics departments in Europe and we discuss the methods used to obtain it. The JEL CD-ROM serves as a database for a period covering 10 years. Journals are ranked using a combination of expert opinions and citation data to produce a scale from 1 to 10. The publication output and habits of fifteen European countries plus California are then compared. Individuals with a contribution greater than a predetermined minimum level are regrouped into departments which are ranked according to their total scores. A standard deviation is provided to underline the uncertainty of this ranking.

Keywords: Ranking economics departments, journal ranking

JEL Classification: C12, C14, D63, I29

Suggested Citation

Bauwens, Luc and Lubrano, Michel and Kirman, Alan and Protopopescu, Camelia, Ranking Economics Departments in Europe: A Statistical Approach. Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 1367-1401, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=685401

Luc Bauwens (Contact Author)

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Michel Lubrano

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Alan Kirman

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Camelia Protopopescu

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