The Measurement of Intellectual Influence: the Views of a Sceptic
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,"
Economics Working Papers
0040, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science.
- Roberto Serrano, 2004. "The Measurement of Intellectual Influence: the Views of a Sceptic," Working Papers 2004-02, Brown University, Department of Economics.
- Ignacio Palacios-Huerta & Oscar Volij, 2002.
"The Measurement of Intellectual Influence,"
Economic theory and game theory
015, Oscar Volij.
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