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Evaluating the Performance of UK Research in Economics

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  • Nicholas Vasilakos

    () (Economics, Keele University)

  • Gauthier Lanot

    () (Keele University, Department of Economics)

  • Tim Worrall

    () (Economics, Keele University)

Abstract

This paper reports on available bibliometric evidence on the performance of UK research in economics. It examines some standard and non-standard sources of bibliometric evidence and in particular evidence from the ISI and EconLit databases and the Repository of Papers in Economics (RePEc). It also reports on research capacity of UK economics and some non-bibliometric sources of evidence.

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  • Nicholas Vasilakos & Gauthier Lanot & Tim Worrall, 2007. "Evaluating the Performance of UK Research in Economics," Keele Economics Research Papers KERP 2007/10, Centre for Economic Research, Keele University.
  • Handle: RePEc:kee:kerpuk:2007/10
    Note: Research for this project has been sponsored by the Royal Economic Society. The views expresed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Royal Economic Society. The authors wish to thank Alan Carruth and Denise Osborn for helpful comments and discussions on this report, and to Christian Zimmermann for valuable comments on an earlier draft.
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    1. repec:spr:scient:v:84:y:2010:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-009-0087-x is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Andrew J. Oswald, 2010. "A suggested method for the measurement of world-leading research (illustrated with data on economics)," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 84(1), pages 99-113, July.
    3. Oswald, Andrew J., 2015. "The Objective Measurement of World-Leading Research," IZA Discussion Papers 8829, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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    Research evaluation; bibliometrics.;

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    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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