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Economic Scholarship at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges: A Citation Analysis with Rankings


  • Howard Bodenhorn


Although prominent economists at elite universities produce the most influential scholarship, economists at the nation's leading liberal arts colleges make significant contributions. The author measures the influence of 439 economists employed at the 50 top liberal arts colleges and ranks departments and individuals on the basis of citations. The author discovered a hierarchy with a small number of departments whose faculty produce cited scholarship, and a small number of influential economists employed at liberal arts colleges. The determinants of citations are estimated. Greater experience and more publications but not lower teaching loads are correlated with more citations.

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  • Howard Bodenhorn, 2003. "Economic Scholarship at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges: A Citation Analysis with Rankings," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(4), pages 341-359, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:34:y:2003:i:4:p:341-359 DOI: 10.1080/00220480309595228

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    4. Angelito Calma & Martin Davies, 2017. "Geographies of influence: a citation network analysis of Higher Education 1972–2014," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 110(3), pages 1579-1599, March.
    5. Frances P. Ruane & Richard S.J. Tol, 2007. "Centres of Research Excellence in Economics in the Republic of Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 38(3), pages 289-322.
    6. Franklin G. Mixon & Kamal Upadhyaya, 2016. "Out of Big Brother's Shadow: Ranking Economics Faculties at Regional Universities in the U.S. South," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 36(3), pages 1609-1615.
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    8. LEMKE, Robert J., 2012. "The Role Faculty Scholarship Plays In Producing Economics Ph.D.S From Liberal Arts Colleges," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(3).
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