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East Asian rankings of economics departments

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  • Jin, Jang C.
  • Hong, Jin-Heon

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This paper updates a previous ranking of economics research output in East Asia based upon page counts of articles published in sixty quality journals. A salient feature of the results is that research productivity of economics profession in East Asia has improved substantially since the early 1990s. The research output of top-tier universities in East Asia these days appears comparable to that of major state universities in the United States about a decade ago.

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  • Jin, Jang C. & Hong, Jin-Heon, 2008. "East Asian rankings of economics departments," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 74-82, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:19:y:2008:i:1:p:74-82
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