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Centres of Research Excellence in Economics in the Republic of Ireland

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  • Frances Ruane

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

  • Richard S.J. Tol

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
    Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

Abstract

Using publication, citation and h-numbers from the Scopus and Web of Science databases, we find that research output and academic influence of economists in the Republic of Ireland are heavily skewed by researcher and by institution. A subset of the results is confirmed by similar analyses based on EconLit and IDEAS/REPEC. The analysis shows that while one university dominates in terms of numbers of economists, the more productive and most cited Irish research economists are spread across a range of institutions that are heavily concentrated in the Greater Dublin Area.

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  • Frances Ruane & Richard S.J. Tol, 2007. "Centres of Research Excellence in Economics in the Republic of Ireland," Papers WP180, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
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    1. Higher education reform
      by Richard Tol in The Irish Economy on 2012-02-13 22:37:24
    2. Assessing business schools and business scholars
      by Richard Tol in The Irish Economy on 2010-10-18 18:02:33

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