Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ranking economics research in Missouri

My annual update of economics research rankings in Missouri is appearing earlier than in the past. This is because there have been several changes in affiliations and I wanted the information to be more accurate by doing it in the middle of the academic year.

The good news is that my own department, the Center for Economics and the Environment 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 their idiosyncratic methods for counting people.

Rank Department Score
1 Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis 2.75
2 Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis 4.15
3 Economics Department, University of Missouri 5.01
4 Center for Economics and the Environment, Lindenwood University 8.5
5 Department of Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis 11.3

The bad news is that my personal ranking has fallen from being tied in 17th place to being tied in 21st place after several higher-ranked economists moved into Missouri in the past 6 months or so. So let's count that as good news because it's always better to be surrounded by smart people. The ranking below uses RePEc's Wu-index, which is the most-sensible method that RePEc provides.
 
Rank Name Institution Wu-Index
1 David Levine Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 8
1 William Brock Economics Dept., Univ. of Missouri 8
1 Anjan Thakor Olin School of Bus., Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 8
4 Robert Pollak Olin School of Bus., Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 7
5 Rodolfo Manuelli Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 6
5 Bruce Petersen Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 6
5 Michele Boldrin Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 6
5 Costas Azariadas Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 6
9 Douglass North Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 5
9 Stephen Williamson Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 5
9 Werner Ploberger Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 5
12 Steven Fazzari Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 4
12 Ping Wang Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 4
12 Christopher Otrok Economics Dept., Univ. of Missouri 4
12 Jordan Rappaport Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 4
12 Craig Hakkio Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 4
12 Troy Davig Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 4
12 Michael McCracken Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 4
12 B Ravikumar Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 4
12 Bill Dupor Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 4
21 Howard Wall CEE, Lindenwood University 3
21 Douglas Marcouiller Dept. of Economics, Saint Louis Univ. 3
21 Edward Greenberg Dept. of Economics, Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 3
21 Ronald Harstad Economics Dept., Univ. of Missouri 3
21 Cletus Coughlin Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 James Bullard Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 David Andolfatto Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 Christopher Waller Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 Christopher Neely Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 David Wheelock Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 Don Schlagenhauf Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 Daniel Thornton Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 3
21 Glenn MacDonald Olin School of Bus., Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 3
21 Jeroen Swinkels Olin School of Bus., Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 3
21 Philip Dybvig Olin School of Bus., Wash. Univ. in St. Louis 3