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Measuring the publishing productivity of economics departments in Europe

Abstract

In this paper, we assess the relative performance of economics departments in Europe using publication data in a core set of thirty-five top research journals in economics during the period 2007–2011. We measure performance on the basis of a publishing productivity index which allows to account for differences in research inputs among departments. The measurement of publishing productivity index is based on counts of quality-adjusted articles per faculty using journal-weights computed over the same period with our study. Based on publishing productivity performance, comprehensive rankings are constructed at both department and country level.

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Notes

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    Mixon and Updahyaya (2001, 2016) were also based on counts of published research to rank economics departments in the US South.

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    AER stands for American Economic Review.

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    Yu et al. (2017) were also based on quality adjusted articles and additional research and teaching indicators to rank economics departments in South Africa.

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Chatzimichael, K., Kalaitzidakis, P. & Tzouvelekas, V. Measuring the publishing productivity of economics departments in Europe. Scientometrics 113, 889–908 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-017-2509-5

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Keywords

  • Economics departments
  • Universities rankings
  • Publishing productivity
  • Europe

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  • A11
  • A14
  • D24
  • I23