Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Economics research in Missouri

If you've seen my previous two posts (here, where I provide the ranks Fed economists, and here, where I create a ranking of Feds), then you already know that I am devoting today's blogging to various rankings of economics research.  Truth be told, the BLS website that I need has been down for maintenance, so I've been fiddling around with these rankings instead.  This particular post is my annual look at economics research rankings for Missouri based on data from RePEc (see previous years' posts: 2011, 2012).

The first bit of good news is that my own department, the ISEE at Lindenwood University, remains among the top five academic departments in Missouri.  Here is the ranking, which is taken from this page at RePEc and excludes the states' two Federal Reserve banks because of different methods for counting people.

Rank Department University Score
1 Department of Econ. Washington U. in St. Louis 2.76
2 Olin School of Business Washington U. in St. Louis 4.01
3 Economics Department University of Missouri 5.04
4 ISEE (now the CEE) Lindenwood University 8.89
5 CORI University of Missouri 9.54

The second bit of good news is that my personal ranking has shot up to 17, although this is largely due to there being a 14-way tie for 17th place rather than any great improvement in my research.  The reason for so many being tied is that this ranking uses RePEc's Wu-index, which is the most-sensible method that RePEc provides, although it places people into groups instead of calculating the value of each person's research to the second decimal place.

Missouri rank World rank Name Institution Wu-index
1 151 Anjan V. Thakor Washington U. in St. Louis 8
1 151 David Knudsen Levine Washington U. in St. Louis 8
3 222 Robert A. Pollak Washington U. in St. Louis 7
4 361 Bruce Clayton Petersen Washington U. in St. Louis 6
4 361 Costas Azariadis Washington U. in St. Louis 6
4 361 Michele Boldrin Washington U. in St. Louis 6
7 578 Douglass C. North Washington U. in St. Louis 5
7 578 Rodolfo E. Manuelli Washington U. in St. Louis 5
7 578 Stephen D. Williamson Washington U. in St. Louis 5
7 578 Steven Mark Fazzari Washington U. in St. Louis 5
7 578 Werner Ploberger Washington U. in St. Louis 5
12 921 Christopher Otrok University of Missouri 4
12 921 Craig S. Hakkio Kansas City Fed 4
12 921 Michael McCracken St. Louis Fed 4
12 921 Ping Wang Washington U. in St. Louis 4
171583Howard J. WallLindenwood University3
17 1583 B Ravikumar St. Louis Fed 3
17 1583 Christopher J. Neely St. Louis Fed 3
17 1583 Cletus C. Coughlin St. Louis Fed 3
17 1583 Daniel L Thornton St. Louis Fed 3
17 1583 David Andolfatto St. Louis Fed 3
17 1583 Douglas Marcouiller Saint Louis University 3
17 1583 Glenn MacDonald Washington U. in St. Louis 3
17 1583 James Bullard St. Louis Fed 3
17 1583 Jeroen Swinkels Washington U. in St. Louis 3
17 1583 Jordan Rappaport Kansas City Fed 3
17 1583 Philip H. Dybvig Washington U. in St. Louis 3
17 1583 Robert H. Rasche St. Louis Fed 3
17 1583 Ronald M. Harstad University of Missouri 3