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Academic Rankings with RePEc

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  • Christian Zimmermann

    (Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, P.O. Box 442, St. Louis MO 63166–0442,USA
    Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany
    CESifo, Poschingerstrasse 5, 81679 Munich, Germany
    Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Via Patara, 3, 47921 Rimini (RN), Italy)

Abstract

This article describes the data collection and use of data for the computation of rankings within RePEc (Research Papers in Economics). This encompasses the determination of impact factors for journals and working paper series, as well as the ranking of authors, institutions, and geographic regions. The various ranking methods are also compared, using a snapshot of the data.

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  • Christian Zimmermann, 2013. "Academic Rankings with RePEc," Econometrics, MDPI, vol. 1(3), pages 1-32, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jecnmx:v:1:y:2013:i:3:p:249-280:d:31450
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    Keywords

    economics; bibliometrics; RePEc; ranking economists; ranking research institutions; ranking journals; ranking articles;
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    JEL classification:

    • B23 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Econometrics; Quantitative and Mathematical Studies
    • C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • C4 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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