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The Research Output of Academic Economists in Brazil

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  • Joao Ricardo Faria

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This paper presents productivity rankings of economics departments and economists in Brazil. The results are: 1) At individual level, only 9 out of 497 economists managed to publish at least one paper in the top journals of economics, and 52 economists published at least one paper in a wide list of international journals; 2) The areas in which Brazilian research is most internationally successful are: Development economics, mathematical economics, and post Keynesian economics; 3) There is a remarkable difference in academic quality among the departments; 4) The performance of departments strongly depends on the individual excellence of a very small number of people. These findings suggest that academic productivity in Brazil is poor when evaluated by international criteria. As a policy prescription it is recommended that economics departments in Brazil should establish international publications as a target for their members.

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Paper provided by Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney in its series Working Paper Series with number 100.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2000
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Publication status: Published as: Faria, J. R., 2000, "The Research Output of Academic Economists in Brazil", Economia Aplicada, 4(1), 95–113.
Handle: RePEc:uts:wpaper:100

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  1. Frank Neri & Joan R. Rodgers, 2006. "Ranking Australian Economics Departments by Research Productivity," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 82(s1), pages S74-S84, 09.
  2. Issler, João Victor & Pillar, Tatiana Caldas de Lima Aché, 2002. "Mensurando a produção científica internacional em economia de pesquisadores e departamentos brasileiros," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 454, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
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