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Ranking economics departments in Europe: a statistical approach

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  • BAUWENS, Luc
  • KIRMAN, Alan
  • LUBRANO, Michel
  • PROTOPOPESCU, Camelia

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We provide a ranking of economics departments in Europe and we discuss the methodsused to obtain it. The JEL CD-ROM serves as a database for a period covering 10years. Journals are ranked using a combination of expert opinions and citation data toproduce a scale from 1 to 10. The publication output and habits of fifteen Europeancountries plus California are then compared. Individuals with a contribution greaterthan a predetermined minimum level are regrouped into departments which are rankedaccording to their total scores. A standard deviation is provided to underline theuncertainty of this ranking.

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  • BAUWENS, Luc & KIRMAN, Alan & LUBRANO, Michel & PROTOPOPESCU, Camelia, 2003. "Ranking economics departments in Europe: a statistical approach," LIDAM Discussion Papers CORE 2003050, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    Keywords

    ranking economics departments; journal ranking; inequality index; stochastic dominance; testing;
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other

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