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Ranking policy and political economic journals

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  • Halkos, George
  • Tzeremes, Nickolaos

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The purpose of this paper is to rank economic journals in the broader field of policy and political science. By using one composite input and one composite output the paper ranks 52 journals in a linear programming setting using data for the time period of 1996-2010. In addition for the first time three different quality ranking reports have been incorporated into a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) modelling problem in order to classify these journals into four categories (‘A’ to ‘D’). The rankings suggest that the journals with the highest rankings are American Political Science Review, Research Policy, The China Quarterly, Public Choice and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

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  • Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2012. "Ranking policy and political economic journals," MPRA Paper 36951, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2012. "Ranking the ‘Diamond Core’ economic journals: A note," MPRA Paper 36589, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Imad A. Moosa, 2016. "A Critique of the Bucket Classification of Journals: The ABDC List as an Example," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 92(298), pages 448-463, September.

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    Keywords

    Ranking; Economic journals; Policy; Political science;

    JEL classification:

    • F50 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - General
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination

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