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Ranking Dutch Economists

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  • van Ours, J.C.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

  • Vermeulen, F.M.P.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

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This paper ranks Dutch economists using information about publications and citations. Rankings involve the aggregation of several performance dimensions. Instead of using a cardinal approach, where each dimension is weighted based on impact factors of journals for example, we use an ordinal approach which accounts for quality differences between journals and also takes citations into account. We find that this ordinal approach is more robust. Based on the ordinal ranking of publications and citations we find that Peter Wakker is the most productive economist, followed by Michel Wedel. The third place in the ranking is ex aequo for Philip-Hans Franses and Florencio Lopez de Silanes. Adding-up the individual output we find that the economists of Erasmus University Rotterdam are the most productive, followed ex aequo by Tilburg University and Free University Amsterdam.

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  • van Ours, J.C. & Vermeulen, F.M.P., 2007. "Ranking Dutch Economists," Discussion Paper 2007-72, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiucen:9866ce91-c4e0-44e2-918b-341726a60e3e
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    1. Jan Ours, 2009. "Will You Still Need Me: When I’m 64?," De Economist, Springer, vol. 157(4), pages 441-460, December.
    2. Martin, Ben R., 2012. "The evolution of science policy and innovation studies," Research Policy, Elsevier, pages 1219-1239.
    3. Jaap Abbring & Bart Bronnenberg & Pieter Gautier & Jan Ours, 2014. "Dutch Economists Top 40," De Economist, Springer, vol. 162(2), pages 107-114, June.
    4. repec:spr:scient:v:98:y:2014:i:2:d:10.1007_s11192-013-1041-5 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Productivity of economists; ranking;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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