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Evaluating Economics Research in Europe: An Introduction

J. Peter Neary (), James Mirrlees and Jean Tirole

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003, vol. 1, issue 6, 1239-1249

Abstract: This paper introduces a symposium of EEA-funded studies that evaluate economics research in Europe. The paper considers some general issues in evaluations, paying special attention to the problem of selecting journal weights, and notes some special features of the individual studies. Despite their very different approaches, the same group of institutions tend to appear at the top of all lists, though individual ranks are sensitive to the choice of more or less elitist journal weights. All the studies show that the gap between economics research in Europe and the United States is narrowing, but remains very wide. (JEL: A10, J44) Copyright (c) 2003 The European Economic Association.

Date: 2003
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