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
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
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