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Ranking Economics Journals, Economics Departments, and Economists Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity

  • Melody Lo

    ()

    (College of Business, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA)

  • M.C. Sunny Wong

    ()

    (Department of Economics, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA)

  • Franklin G. Mixon Jr

    ()

    (Department of Economics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA)

This paper constructs new rankings of economics journals, economics departments, and economists that employ a measure of teaching-focused research productivity, an area of growing importance in recent years. The ranking methodologies presented here use information from articles that were published from 1991 through the early part of 2005 within the Journal of Economic Literature's “economic education” classifications (A200–A290). The Journal of Economic Literature tops the list of journals, followed by the Review of Economics and Statistics and the American Economic Review. Among the top institutions are Vanderbilt University, Indiana University, and the University of Wisconsin. Others that rank high here, such as Oberlin College and Denison University, do not often fare as well using methodologies that evaluate more traditional types of economics research. Finally, among the economists we find that John Siegfried, William Becker, and Michael Watts are ranked above other economists.

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Article provided by Southern Economic Association in its journal Southern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 74 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (January)
Pages: 894-906

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Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:74:3:y:2008:p:894-906
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