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The World Cup of Economics Journals: A Ranking by a Tournament Method

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  • Laszlo A. Koczy

    () (Institute of Economics - Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

  • Martin Strobel

    () (Maastricht University)

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A ranking of journals is manipulable if a particular journal's position can be improved by making additional citations to other journals. We introduce a simple ranking method that is not manipulable and is invariant to citation intensities, journal scaling and article-splitting. The ranking of economics journals is presented and is compared to rankings by alternative methods in the recent years.

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  • Laszlo A. Koczy & Martin Strobel, 2010. "The World Cup of Economics Journals: A Ranking by a Tournament Method," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1018, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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    journal ranking; incomplete tournaments; manipulation; invariance; scientometrics;

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    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • Y1 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Data: Tables and Charts

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