Monday, March 03, 2014

Ranking Economists

Here is the overall ranking of the World's Economics Departments .  Here is REPEC's Rankings of individual economists over the last 10 years.   While I like my ranking of #290,  I see that UCLA is under-represented among economists who rank < 290.   I see Andy Atkeson at #277 and nobody else.   I'm proud of being #2 at UCLA but I can't help but notice that UC Berkeley has twelve scholars with a rank < 290.  Can yardstick competition yield greater research effort?