Ranking Economics Departments In Terms Of Residual Productivity: New Zealand Economics Departments, 2000–2006
AbstractThis paper utilizes a human-capital approach for ranking the research productivity of academic departments. Our approach provides rankings in terms of residual research output after controlling for the key characteristics of each departmentâs academic staff. More specifically, we estimate residual research output rankings for all of New Zealandâs economics departments based on their publication performance over the 2000 to 2006 period. We do so after taking into account the following characteristics of each departmentâs academic staff: gender, experience, seniority, academic credentials, and academic rank. The paper demonstrates that the rankings generated by the residual research approach and those generated by traditional approaches to research rankings may be significantly different for some departments. These differences are important in determining the likely efficiency impact of research assessment exercises.
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- David L. Anderson & John Tressler, 2009. "Ranking Economics Departments in Terms of Residual Productivity: New Zealand Economics Departments, 2000-2006," Working Papers in Economics 09/03, University of Waikato, Department of Economics, revised 05 Sep 2011.
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- C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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