Abstract

This paper analyzes more than 30 years of rankings of the best 40 Dutch economists, and examines if performance in terms of weighted publications increased. One of the findings is that over time the differences between top-performers and those lower on the charts decrease, but also that the group of top-performers is small and persistent over the years. Further, the average scores of ranked economists also increase over time. At the same time, new entries usually decrease in the subsequent years. Finally, after 20 years the charts contain 95 % new names and, in general, inclusion in the rankings usually lasts only for about 5 years.

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Keywords scientific output, performance, rankings
JEL Personnel Economics (jel M5), Personnel Management (jel M12)
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-013-1041-5, hdl.handle.net/1765/50608
Series Econometric Institute Reprint Series , ERIM Top-Core Articles
Journal Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science, communication in science and science policy
Citation
Franses, Ph.H.B.F. (2014). Trends in three decades of rankings of Dutch economists. Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science, communication in science and science policy, 98(2), 1257–1268. doi:10.1007/s11192-013-1041-5