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The World is Watching: Rankings of Czech and Slovak Economics Departments (in English)

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  • Martin Gregor

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    (Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University Prague)

  • Ondrej Schneider

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    (Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University Prague)

Abstract

This paper discusses the methodology of quantitative measures of research output. The authors illustrate various approaches to the contentious issue of to how to treat co-authored papers, how to best affiliate migrating authors, and how to quantify the quality of economic periodicals. The authors also summarize the main findings from the three papers published in this issue, which are devoted to the quantification of publishing activity of Czech and Slovak economists, and which reveal a high concentration of research activity in only a few institutions in the Czech and Slovak republics and the rather convoluted standards of promotion in Czech universities.

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Article provided by Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences in its journal Finance a uver - Czech Journal of Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 55 (2005)
Issue (Month): 11-12 (November)
Pages: 518-530

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Handle: RePEc:fau:fauart:v:55:y:2005:i:11-12:p:518-530

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  1. Josef Basl & Daniel Munich & Oleg Sidorkin, 2009. "Publication Productivity of Czech Sociology in Scientific Journals Within the Last Decade," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp392, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute, Prague.

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