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The 100 most prolific economists using the p-index

  • Gangan Prathap


In this paper, a new indicator called the performance index (p-index) is used to rank a 100 most prolific economists. The p-index strikes the best balance between activity (total citations C) and excellence (mean citation rate C/P). The surprise is that the h-index, which is now universally accepted almost as a canonical tool for research assessment of individuals, research faculties and institutions and even for comparing performance of journals and countries, is actually a poor indicator of performance.


Bibliometrics h-index g-index p-index 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Science Communication and Information ResourcesNew DelhiIndia

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