Ranking Economics Departments Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity

10 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2005

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Melody Lo

University of Southern Mississippi - Department of Economics

Franklin G. Mixon

University of Southern Mississippi

M. C. Sunny Wong

Hobby School of Public Affairs, U of Houston

Date Written: May 2005

Abstract

This note constructs a new ranking of economics departments that employs a measure of teaching-focused research productivity, an area of growing importance in recent years. The ranking methodology presented here aggregates and orders citations to an institution's research output that is published in the Journal of Economic Education, the leading journal in economic education. Among the top 40 institutions using this approach are Vanderbilt and Indiana, two universities that often rank high using quality indices of more traditional forms of economics research. Others that rank high here, such as Denison and Occidental College, do not often fare as well using methodologies that evaluate more traditional types of economics research.

Keywords: Ranking, economic education, research productivity

JEL Classification: A20

Suggested Citation

Lo, Melody and Mixon, Franklin G. and Wong, M. C. Sunny, Ranking Economics Departments Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity (May 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=786244 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.786244

Melody Lo

University of Southern Mississippi - Department of Economics ( email )

USM Box 5072
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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601-266-4484 (Phone)
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Franklin G. Mixon (Contact Author)

University of Southern Mississippi ( email )

Department of Economics Finance & International Law JGH 312E
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601) 266-5083 (Phone)

M. C. Sunny Wong

Hobby School of Public Affairs, U of Houston ( email )

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Houston, TX 77204
United States
713 743 3970 (Phone)

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