Friday, February 19, 2010

Why the ARC is not Counting Citations in Economics?

Check out the top Australian departments in RePEc's global ranking. All but QUT have lower ranks based on their citation scores alone than on the basis of all 31 indicators combined. The same is true of the individual Australians in the global ranking (they are harder to find as country affiliation isn't included in the table so you have to search for people by name). Not counting citations will make Australian economics look better relative to global benchmarks than would otherwise be the case.

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