Friday, July 18, 2014

The 1% in Academic Economics Over the Last Ten Years

This REPEC index converts each economist's output (measured in 38 different categories) over the last ten years into a single index that can sorted so that 40600 registered economists are ranked.   I'm ranked #340 but I still will complain that three of my books and about 25 of my peer reviewed environmental papers are not counted (including my co-authored 2013 PNAS bullet train paper). Based on this REPEC metric, I'm #2 at UCLA with Andy Atkeson ranked in front of me at #198.    Of the top 100 economists, the University of Chicago is home to 8.  Not a bad market share!