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Centres of Research Excellence in Economics in the Republic of Ireland

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  • Frances P. Ruane

    (The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin; Institute of International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin)

  • Richard S.J. Tol

    (The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin; Institute of International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin; Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Abstract

Using publication, citation and h-numbers from the Scopus and Web of Science databases, we find that research output and academic influence of economists in the Republic of Ireland are heavily skewed by researcher and by institution. A subset of the results is confirmed by similar analyses based on EconLit, Google Scholar and IDEAS/REPEC. The analysis shows that while one university dominates in terms of numbers of economists, the more productive and most cited Irish research economists are spread across a range of institutions that are heavily concentrated in the Greater Dublin Area.

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  • Frances P. Ruane & Richard S.J. Tol, 2007. "Centres of Research Excellence in Economics in the Republic of Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 38(3), pages 289-322.
  • Handle: RePEc:eso:journl:v:38:y:2007:i:3:p:289-322
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    1. Assessing business schools and business scholars
      by Richard Tol in The Irish Economy on 2010-10-18 18:02:33

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    1. Richard S.J. Tol, 2007. "A Rational, Successive G-Index Applied To Economics Departments In Ireland," Working Papers FNU-147, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University, revised Sep 2007.
    2. Tol, Richard S.J., 2008. "A rational, successive g-index applied to economics departments in Ireland," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 149-155.
    3. Bornmann, Lutz & Mutz, Rüdiger & Hug, Sven E. & Daniel, Hans-Dieter, 2011. "A multilevel meta-analysis of studies reporting correlations between the h index and 37 different h index variants," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 346-359.
    4. Lucio Cassia & Alfredo Massis & Michele Meoli & Tommaso Minola, 2014. "Entrepreneurship research centers around the world: research orientation, knowledge transfer and performance," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 39(3), pages 376-392, June.
    5. Benoit, Kenneth & Marsh, Michael, 2009. "A Relative Impact Ranking of Political Studies In Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, pages 269-298.

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