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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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  • Melody Lo & M.C. Sunny Wong & Franklin G. Mixon Jr, 2008. "Ranking Economics Journals, Economics Departments, and Economists Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 74(3), pages 894-906, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:74:3:y:2008:p:894-906

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    Cited by:

    1. Phillip Saunders, 2011. "A history of economic education," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 1 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Melody Lo & Sunny Wong & Franklin G. Mixon & Carlos J. Asarta, 2014. "Ranking Economics Journals and Articles, Economics Departments, and Economists Using Teaching-Focused Research Productivity: 1991-2011," Working Papers 14-14, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.
    3. Katja Rost & Bruno S. Frey, 2011. "Quantitative and Qualitative Rankings of Scholars," Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), LMU Munich School of Management, vol. 63(1), pages 63-91, January.
    4. Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. & Kamal P. Upadhyaya, 2008. "A Citations-Based Appraisal of New Journals in Economics Education," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 7(1), pages 36-46.

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    JEL classification:

    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics


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