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The Measurement of Intellectual Influence: the Views of a Sceptic

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In an extremely interesting paper, Palacios-Huerta and Volij (2004) [PV] introduce the axiomatic method to the problem of how to rank academic journals on the basis of their mutual citations. They characterize the invariant method as the only one satisfying a list of five appealing properties. In this note, I show an impossibility result, by identifying a sixth property that is violated by the invariant method. Further, I question the appeal of the PV axioms, when applied over larger domains of problems that take into account making distinctions among types of citations.
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  • Roberto Serrano, 2004. "The Measurement of Intellectual Influence: the Views of a Sceptic," Working Papers 2004-02, Brown University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Roberto Serrano, 2004. "The Measurement of Intellectual Influence: the Views of a Sceptic," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 1(3), pages 1-6.
    2. Ignacio Palacios-Huerta & Oscar Volij, 2004. "The Measurement of Intellectual Influence," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 72(3), pages 963-977, May.
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    1. Roberto Serrano, 2004. "The Measurement of Intellectual Influence: the Views of a Sceptic," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 1(3), pages 1-6.
    2. Albers, Sönke, 2009. "Discriminating Rankings of Research in Business," EconStor Preprints 24827, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
    3. Antonio Villar Notario & Carmen Herrero Blanco, 2012. "On the comparison of group performance with categorical data," Working Papers. Serie AD 2012-17, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
    4. Albers, Sönke, 2008. "Three Failed Attempts of Joint Rankings of Research in Economics and Business," MPRA Paper 12868, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 16 Jan 2009.
    5. Klaus Ritzberger, 2009. "Misleading Rankings of Research in Business: A Reply -super-," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 10, pages 364-367, August.

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