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Ranking economics departments in Europe: a statistical approach

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

We provide a ranking of economics departments in Europe and we discuss the methods used to obtain it. TheJEL CD-ROM serves as a database for a period covering ten years. Journals are ranked using a combination of expert opinions and citation data to produce a scale from 1 to 10. The publication output and habits of fifteen European countries plus California are then compared. Individuals with a contribution greater than a predetermined minimum level are regrouped into departments which are ranked according to their total scores. A standard deviation is provided to underline the uncertainty of this ranking. (JEL: I29, D63, C12, C14) Copyright (c) 2003 The European Economic Association.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers RP with number 1694.

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Note: In : Journal of the European Economic Association, 1(6), 1367-1401, 2003.
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