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Blogometrics

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  • Franklin G Mixon

    (Department of Economics, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, GA 31207, USA)

  • Kamal P Upadhyaya

    (Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, USA.)

Abstract

This study gathers information on a wide array of economics bloggers and blogs in order to develop a ranking of economics bloggers that is based on citations to their academic research. This ranking is used in an iterative process that next presents a ranking of economics blogs that is based on the ranking of economics bloggers, and finally a ranking of economics departments that is based on the ranking of economics blogs. The ranking of blogs included in this study is positively correlated with an external ranking based on their productivity (popularity), whereas the department ranking presented here comports quite well with department rankings in Coupé (2003) and Roessler (2004) that are developed with more traditional measures, such as the impact of the scholarship of an economics department's faculty.

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  • Franklin G Mixon & Kamal P Upadhyaya, 2010. "Blogometrics," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 36(1), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:easeco:v:36:y:2010:i:1:p:1-10
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    1. McKenzie, David & Ozler, Berk, 2011. "The impact of economics blogs," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5783, The World Bank.

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