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The Invariant Method is Manipulable

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  • László Á. Kóczy

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    (Budapest Tech)

  • Martin Strobel

    (Department of Economics, Maastricht University)

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We show that the invariant method (Pinski and Narin, 1976), recently axiomatised by Palacios-Huerta and Volij (2004), and used to quality-rank academic journals is subject to manipulation: a journal can boost its performance by making additional citations to other journals.

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Paper provided by Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management in its series Working Paper Series with number 0804.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: May 2007
Date of revision: May 2008
Handle: RePEc:pkk:wpaper:0804

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Keywords: quality ranking academic journals; invariant method; manipulation;

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