Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 249-266

First online:

Ranking Accounting Ph.D. Programs and Faculties Using Social Science Research Network Downloads

  • Lawrence D. BrownAffiliated withGeorgia State University
  • , Indrarini LaksmanaAffiliated withGeorgia State University

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We rank accounting Ph.D. programs and accounting faculties based on downloads individuals' working papers posted to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) receive. We retain 185 individuals included in Accounting Faculty Directory 2002–2003 (Hasselback, 2002) whose work has been most heavily downloaded as of August 21, 2002. We rank Ph.D. programs (faculties) both adjusting and not adjusting for program (faculty) size. We provide rankings both without regards to when individuals graduated and for individuals graduating during three consecutive sub-periods: pre-1982, 1982–1991 and 1992–2001. We first provide rankings without regards to teaching or research area. After dichotomizing individuals into those whose teaching/research area is financial versus non-financial we provide additional rankings focusing on non-financial research areas.

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