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Trends in Rankings of Economics Departments in the U.S.: An Update

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  • Scott, Loren C
  • Mitias, Peter M

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Economics departments in the United States are ranked based on the number of pages published in thirty-six economics journals, publications in five of the top journals, output per faculty member, and an index of the concentration of research in a department. Evidence shows that the top twenty departments have generally retained their positions since the 1970s but rather large changes have occurred in departments ranked from 240 to 100. An 'Economists Hall of Fame' is developed listing the top fifty individual producers of research in the thirty-six journal set and the top five journals. Copyright 1996 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Scott, Loren C & Mitias, Peter M, 1996. "Trends in Rankings of Economics Departments in the U.S.: An Update," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 34(2), pages 378-400, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:34:y:1996:i:2:p:378-400
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