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Eastern Economic Journal

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 1–10 | Cite as

Blogometrics

  • Franklin G MixonJr.
  • Kamal P Upadhyaya
Article

Abstract

This study gathers information on a wide array of economics bloggers and blogs in order to develop a ranking of economics bloggers that is based on citations to their academic research. This ranking is used in an iterative process that next presents a ranking of economics blogs that is based on the ranking of economics bloggers, and finally a ranking of economics departments that is based on the ranking of economics blogs. The ranking of blogs included in this study is positively correlated with an external ranking based on their productivity (popularity), whereas the department ranking presented here comports quite well with department rankings in Coupé (2003) and Roessler (2004) that are developed with more traditional measures, such as the impact of the scholarship of an economics department's faculty.

Keywords

economics scholarship economic education 

JEL Classifications

A14 A20 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank three anonymous referees for providing helpful comments. Any remaining errors are our own.

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© Eastern Economic Association 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franklin G MixonJr.
    • 1
  • Kamal P Upadhyaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsEugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer UniversityMaconUSA
  2. 2.Department of Economics and FinanceCollege of Business, University of New HavenWest HavenUSA

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