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Hirschovo číslo a žebříčky českých ekonomů
[Hirsch index and rankings of czech economists]


  • Martin Macháček
  • Eva Kolcunová


The article contributes to the growing body of literature dealing with the bibliometric evaluation of the Czech economic research. In particular, this article introduces a recently invented measure of both the scientific output and impact - the Hirsch index (h) - into the Czech academic economics. While the theoretical part of the article contains a discussion of the strenghts and weaknesses of the Hirsch approach, the empirical part presents two original top50s of the Czech economists ranked by their individual h´s. The first of our charts comes from the Web of Science´s General Search dataset, and the second one reflects the use of the Web of Science´s Cited Reference Search dataset. Both datasets cover the 1980-2006 period. It appears that the rate of correspondence among the top 25 economists in each chart and the top25 of the celebrated Turnovec´s citation-based ranking (2005) amounts to 60%. In addition, our empirical results reveal that the elite Czech economists attain h´s being 3-10 times lower than the h´s of the foreign academic "superstars".

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  • Martin Macháček & Eva Kolcunová, 2008. "Hirschovo číslo a žebříčky českých ekonomů
    [Hirsch index and rankings of czech economists]
    ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2008(2), pages 229-241.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2008:y:2008:i:2:id:638:p:229-241

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    international comparison; bibliometric indicators; Hirsch index; Czech economists; rankings;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • C19 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Other


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