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RESEARCH AT NON-PHD-GRANTING ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTS IN THE BAY AREA

MOTIVATION AND SCOPE : Included Institutions - Publication Scoring
RESULTS : Departments - Fields
APPENDICES : Faculty Lists - Journal Weights

1.               Motivation and Scope 

This note provides an updated publication analysis of the research output in non-PhD-granting economics departments in the Bay Area, and regions immediately beyond (including in particular Sacramento). The purpose is to quantify faculty strength on campuses where the teaching focus is on bachelor’s and standalone master’s programs in economics. The Bay Area job market is dominated by research-intensive and analytical occupations, creating a ready demand for these applied analytical degrees.


In departments with PhD programs, a master’s degree is usually awarded after the coursework stage, but since it mainly prepares students for the formal approach to research required by doctoral scholarship, it is not intended as a qualification for the non-academic job market.


1.1.          Included Institutions

The PhD-granting universities in the Bay Area and beyond are Stanford and the UCs at Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz. Only Santa Cruz has a terminal master’s program in economics (the MS in Applied Economics and Finance), which has a strong business emphasis and, like MBA programs at public universities, charges a “professional fee” on top of regular graduate tuition. Besides this, the standalone master’s in economics is offered by non-PhD-granting institutions: four campuses of the CSU (California State University) system (East Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose) and the private University of San Francisco (which has, in addition to the traditional degree, an interdisciplinary MS in International and Development Economics).

 

The following universities and colleges are classified, by the Carnegie Commission, as master’s-granting or doctoral institutions, but do not award the PhD in economics:

 

·       California State University, East Bay Hayward

·       Mills College Oakland

·       Sacramento State University Sacramento 

·       Saint Mary’s College of California Moraga

·       San Francisco State University San Francisco

·       San Jose State University San Jose

·       Santa Clara University Santa Clara 

·       Sonoma State University Rohnert Park

·       University of San Francisco San Francisco  

·       University of the Pacific Stockton

 

As the major non-PhD granting departments near the Bay Area, these are included in this study. At each, the full-time economics faculty published a total of at least ten articles in journals that EconLit (the discipline’s main publication database) tracks. The following universities are classified as master’s-granting institutions, but were excluded because they produced fewer than ten articles listed in EconLit (in fact, in each case no more than five): CSU Monterey Bay, CSU Stanislaus, Dominican University of California, Golden Gate University, Holy Names University, John F. Kennedy University, Lincoln University, Notre Dame de Namur University, Silicon Valley University. 

1.2.          Publication Scoring

Current faculty rosters were collected from department website on July 8, 2016, excluding instructors who are off tenure-track (designated as adjuncts, lecturers, or visitors) or retired (emeriti). This produced a total of 89 assistant, associate, or full professors (the Appendix lists faculty by department, with current position and origin of PhD where the information is available).

 

I searched for published articles in EconLit, using likely variations of the name (such as first name initials, previous surnames for women, alternate spellings of foreign names) and cross-referencing with CVs when in doubt. This generated 671 unique records (defined by a faculty member and an article, where the same article might be assigned to multiple individuals if it was co-authored with a peer from one of the included institutions). Articles were published anytime between several decades ago and mid-2016. Nine individuals had no articles to their names. They are distributed over all but two of the departments, Mills College and Saint Mary’s College, which do not have assistant professors at the moment.

 

Of course, no publication database is perfectly up-to-date. To ensure that omissions are random, I did not use information from CVs (which are not available or current for everyone) or other sources to complete the dataset. (Except in the case of East Bay’s departing faculty member, Brian Adams, because he was listed on the website concurrently with incoming faculty, and in the case of Kristin Kiesel, who already left Sacramento State a year ago.) Since there is no systematic way to find forthcoming articles, these are never included.

 

Articles were rated for journal quality using the “invariant score” from Ritzberger (2008). This method weights citations to the journal from other journals in a way that is consistent and proof to “manipulation” by expanding the reference sections of articles in a particular field. In other words, “invariant scores” are not sensitive to differences in citation cultures (which tends to help areas like theory that cite more selectively). The resulting journal weights distinguish quite sharply between “top journals” (Econometrica has the high score, which is normalized to 100), and primary and secondary field journals (for instance, in labor, the Journal of Labor Economics scores 19.21 and Labour Economics 3.14, making an Econometrica worth about 5 JoLEs and 33 LEs). These things are always debatable, but in particular for the more important journals (that impact department totals the most) they seem to roughly correspond to the relative value we place on outlets as researchers. See the Appendix for a list of journals and their weights.

 

Ritzberger includes several journals from related fields, like finance, business, and statistics. However, as is invariably the case, some recent journals are missing. The most serious cases are the Journal of the European Economic Association, the American Economic Journals, and Theoretical Economics. However, only one article was affected (by a Santa Clara University faculty member, who published with two co-authors in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy). By-invitation journals (American Economic Review Papers & Proceeding, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives) are not weighted. (Again, Santa Clara loses out, with one JEL and one AER P&P, but it tops the rankings anyway. East Bay, Saint Mary, and SFSU also have AER P&Ps, and SJSU has a 2015 JEP article.)

 

Various lesser known journals that would have had weights around or below 1 are also absent, and it is for this reason that I decided to assign zeros to all journals with Ritzberger scores below 1. (The department with the most zero-weighted records was Sonoma State, where 81% of the articles were in journals that ranked too low to score. St. Mary’s, Sacramento State, San Jose State, and East Bay came in respectively at 81%, 73%, 71%, and 70%. San Francisco State, USF, and the University of the Pacific have significantly fewer non-scoring articles: 48%, 53%, and 57%. Santa Clara had only 35%, and Mills just 21%, zero-weighted records.) 

 

For each record, I calculated a “timeless” score (not current for article age) as follows. The article’s journal weight is divided by the number of authors (with no attention given to the order in which authors are listed) and multiplied by the logarithm of pages. Division by number of authors is necessary in order to ensure that articles co-authored by department members do not count for more than 100% in the department total. The adjustment for page count (which is 1 if the article is exactly 10 pages long) helps remove short comments, notes, corrections, etc. in a non-arbitrary way (for instance, a 1-pager is multiplied by 0). Average page count per article is a little over 16.

 

Rankings are based on a “current” score, which I arrive at by multiplying the "timeless" score by 0.95 to the power of the article’s age (2016 minus year of publication). Thus, articles are depreciated by 5% every year. This serves two purposes: to bias results toward present faculty expertise and to account for the fact that competition for space in top journals has probably been increasing over time, due to the global increase in economics faculty, so that thirty single-authored pages in the American Economic Review today are arguably worth more than thirty single-authored pages in the same journal, thirty years ago. (While it’s true that there is also more journal space these days, pages in the top journals are, by definition, in almost fixed supply.) Both the unadjusted and adjusted scores are, however, reported, and the choice mostly makes little difference to the rankings.

 

A single-authored ten-page Econometrica article, published in 2016, would be worth 100. The scores can be interpreted as a record’s value, or an author’s or department’s total output, relative to that. The timeless scores assume that publication date does not matter. Current scores are necessarily lower than timeless scores, and a large difference indicates a lack of recency.  

2.               Results

Next, I rank departments by overall scores and report some measures of sensitivity to individual publications or authors. Then I take a look at different topic areas, grouped roughly into “micro,” “policy,” and “macro” categories. 

2.1.          Departments

Santa Clara is, by any measure, the top non-PhD-granting economics department in the Bay Area. To put the large gap to the other departments in perspective, one needs to recognize that more than half of Santa Clara’s score comes from a group of highly prolific economic historians (but without economic history, which is a small field for the other departments, Santa Clara’s current score would be 192.71, still ahead by some distance).

 

Overall

RANK

 

 

Basis

SCORE

Article

Faculty

 

 

 

Current

HHI-Art

HHI-Aut

Timeless

Count

Count

 

Santa Clara University

Average

29.02

 

 

59.77

13.80

 

1

Total

435.26

0.02

0.20

896.62

207

15

 

California State Univ., East Bay

Average

21.11

 

 

30.35

9.88

 

2

Total

168.91

0.08

0.31

242.78

79

8

 

University of San Francisco

Average

16.69

 

 

24.52

8.88

 

3

Total

133.51

0.08

0.39

196.17

71

8

 

San Francisco State University

Average

11.84

 

 

19.72

5.20

 

4

Total

118.40

0.09

0.19

197.17

52

10

 

Sacramento State University

Average

6.07

 

 

13.14

9.27

 

5

Total

91.11

0.05

0.19

197.13

139

15

 

University of the Pacific

Average

2.54

 

 

4.92

3.29

 

6

Total

17.76

0.31

0.54

34.46

23

7

 

Mills College

Average

5.53

 

 

16.50

4.67

 

7

Total

16.59

0.20

0.39

49.51

14

3

 

San Jose State University

Average

2.06

 

 

5.74

5.00

 

8

Total

16.48

0.14

0.38

45.88

40

8

 

Saint Mary’s College of Calif.

Average

1.49

 

 

4.26

2.89

 

9

Total

13.45

0.44

0.80

38.38

26

9

 

Sonoma State University

Average

0.47

 

 

0.56

3.50

 

10

Total

2.80

0.30

0.54

3.35

21

6

Notes:

HHI-Art and HHI-Aut are Herfindahl-Hirschman Indices, calculated as ∑s2 over the department’s records (HHI-Art) or the department’s authors (HHI-Aut), where s is the share of an article (HHI-Art) or an author (HHI-Aut) in the department’s total current score.


In addition, Santa Clara has one of the largest full-time faculties, together with Sacramento State. This reduces the lead on an average-per-faculty basis (to further illustrate the role of economic history at Santa Clara, the department’s average score would actually be well below East Bay’s if economic history and historians were separated out of both departments).


Departments with master’s programs are shaded. With the exception of Santa Clara, they tend to beat the others on research, as one would expect. East Bay, USF, and SFSU, and to a lesser extent, Sacramento, are close together on current scores. (SJSU was greatly affected by the retirement of Yeung-Nan Shieh, who accounted for the majority of the department’s output up till last year.) The differences are more substantial in the averages. The ranking on timeless scores tracks that on current scores fairly well, except that USF does relatively better on the latter measure, reflecting that its faculty has been publishing well in more recent years, compared to SFSU, SJSU, and Sacramento. Sacramento has produced far more articles than the other master’s-granting departments, but they have appeared in journals with lower weights.

 

As sensitivity measures, I report Herfindahl indices (HHI-Art and HHI-Aut) that measure the influence, respectively, of individual articles and authors on the department’s total current score. As with the more familiar application to market concentration, a high value (1 being the maximum) suggests that the department’s output is mostly attributable to a few articles or authors, while a low value (close to zero) reflects that contributions are widely dispersed, and department members are therefore publishing at a relatively even quality level and volume. While useful and informative, one has to treat the HHI with some caution in this case, since it will be biased by the age structure in the department. (More senior professors have longer publishing careers and therefore normally dominate the department’s lifetime output, although the discounting counteracts this tendency.)

 

What we can learn is that Santa Clara and all of the master’s granting departments get their totals from a broad set of publications (and their rankings should therefore not depend too much on particular weights assigned to journals). However, at East Bay, USF, and SJSU, valuable publications are not as well-distributed across the faculty as at Santa Clara, SFSU, and Sacramento. In part, this reflects that assistant professors are a larger share of the faculty at East Bay and USF (over one quarter) than at SFSU and Sacramento (under one eighth). Santa Clara, however, has more assistant professors than any other, and many of them already do well.   

2.2.          Fields

In order to identify particular areas of research strength, I assigned each article to one of fifteen topics, based on title, EconLit keywords (which were too numerous to use directly), and when necessary the abstract. The topics were the ones around which publications in the dataset seemed to cluster. (I created them successively, adding a new one whenever an article wouldn’t fit into any of the existing ones.)

 

To make the presentation more manageable, I then aggregated the topics into six areas, and I aggregated those again into three blocks: micro, policy, and macro. In making these choices, there is the constant trade-off between being too precise (thereby artificially separating articles that are at the intersection of two topics) and being too vague (thereby lumping dissimilar articles together). The three levels of aggregation provide some choices for how one wants to resolve that trade-off.

 

The blocks, areas, and topics are:

 

Micro

FIRMS / MARKETS /

JOBS

 

Competition, Pricing, Production, Innovation

Anything to do with how firms operate and markets work. Includes research on specific, contemporary industries.

Labor, Skills, and Income

Anything to do with jobs, training, and wages. Includes factors driving income inequality.

Spatial, Urban, and Real Estate Economics

Anything to do with location. Includes housing and migration.

THEORY / METHODS

 

Computational, Mathematical & Econometric Methods

Anything to do with techniques designed for proving, solving, estimating things and not directly applied.

Microeconomic Theory

Anything to do with individual choices, particularly information economics, game theory, mechanism design.

Policy

ADMINISTRAT. / POLICY

Environmental, Agricultural & Resource Economics

Anything to do with land and produce. Includes environmental regulation.

Law, Intellectual Property & Regulation

Anything to do with the theory of law-making and enforcement. Includes patent policy.

Public Goods, Public Finance & Political Economy

Anything to do with collective decision making and government budgets. Includes social security.

APPLIED / PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Behavioral Economics and Experiments

Anything to do with modeling and empirical study of actual behavior. Includes lab and field experiments.

Development, Foreign Trade & International Investment

Anything to do with foreign, particularly less developed, countries. Includes microfinance and aid programs.

Health, Population, Human Development & Welfare

Anything to do with human needs, from childhood to adults in poverty. Includes welfare programs and charity.

Macro

IDEAS / HISTORY

Economics Discipline, Education & History of Thought

Anything to do with meta-analysis of how economics is practiced and taught. Includes instructional approaches.

Economic History

Anything to do with what happened prior to WWII.

MACRO / FINANCE

Banking, Finance & the Financial System

Anything to do with how the banking system and financial markets work. Includes mortgages and contagion.

Macroeconomics and International Finance
Anything to do with macroeconomic variables and policies. Includes exchange rates and sovereign debt issues.

 

In micro, East Bay is well ahead of Santa Clara at the top, due to a major strength in labor, but also theory, industrial organization, and to a lesser extent spatial economics. Santa Clara’s greatest strength is in theory and computational methods.  

 

Micro

 

 

RANK

 

FIRMS / MARKETS / JOBS

THEORY / METH.

TOTAL

 

 

 

CPI

LSI

SUR

CME

MTH

California State Univ., East Bay

 

 

14.45

82.19

7.07

0

28.21

 

1

 

103.71

28.21

131.92

Mills College

 

 

0

9.42

0

0

0

 

5

 

9.42

0

9.42

Sacramento State University

 

 

5.54

10.28

14.04

1.60

0

 

3

 

29.86

1.60

31.46

Saint Mary’s College of Calif.

 

 

0

0

0

7.95

0

 

6

 

0

7.95

7.95

San Francisco State University

 

 

4.22

14.72

5.34

0

0

 

4

 

24.28

0

24.28

San Jose State University

 

 

0

0

7.46

0

0

 

7

 

7.46

0

7.46

Santa Clara University

 

 

16.60

5.31

0

17.96

33.36

 

2

 

21.91

51.32

73.23

Sonoma State University

 

 

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

0

0

0

University of San Francisco

 

 

0

0

0

0

3.58

 

9

 

0

3.58

3.58

University of the Pacific

 

 

0

2.41

1.43

0

0

 

8

 

3.84

0

3.84

Fields:

Firms / Markets / Jobs

CPI - Competition, Pricing, Production, Innovation

LSI - Labor, Skills, and Income

SUR - Spatial, Urban, and Real Estate Economics

Theory / Methods

CME - Computation., Math., Econometric Methods

MTH - Microeconomic Theory

 


East Bay’s micro emphasis is not surprising, since it is one of only two departments (with SFSU) that are part of their university’s business schools. SFSU’s topic mix is in fact similar to East Bay’s, whereas San Jose State has published mainly in spatial economics. Sacramento State also has strengths in several micro topics.


The two San Francisco universities, USF and SFSU, are the best in policy. Both have major strengths in behavioral / experimental economics, as does Santa Clara. USF’s interdisciplinary emphasis on global policy issues is reflected in its research output in development economics. SFSU has a research focus on health-related issues. Santa Clara and East Bay publish in law and regulation, and therefore have competencies on the public administration side. Sacramento, at the door to state government careers in California’s capital, predictably has a research profile relating to policy as well.

 

Policy

 

 

RANK

ADMINISTRATION / POLICY

APPLIED / PUBLIC PROGRAMS

TOTAL

 

 

EAR

LIR

PPP

BEE

DFT

HPH

California State Univ., East Bay

 

0

19.42

0

0

5.21

1.04

 

4

19.42

6.25

25.67

Mills College

 

0

0

0

0

0

5.74

 

8

0

5.74

5.74

Sacramento State University

 

6.67

0

3.55

0.46

0

5.87

 

5

10.22

6.33

16.55

Saint Mary’s College of Calif.

 

5.11

0.11

0.28

0

0

0

 

9

5.50

0

5.50

San Francisco State University

 

10.22

8.34

7.96

34.97

0

26.16

 

2

26.52

61.13

87.65

San Jose State University

 

0

0

8.63

0

0.38

0

 

7

8.63

0.38

9.01

Santa Clara University

 

0

14.06

0.59

23.26

4.53

10.62

 

3

14.65

38.41

53.06

Sonoma State University

 

0.84

0

0

0.41

1.14

0

 

10

0.84

1.55

2.39

University of San Francisco

 

0

0

0

69.97

47.43

2.77

 

1

0

119.87

119.87

University of the Pacific

 

0

1.08

0

0

10.54

0

 

6

1.08

10.54

11.62

Fields:

Administration / Policy

EAR - Environmental, Agricultural, Resource Econ.

LIR - Law, Intellectual Property, and Regulation

PPP - Public Goods, Public Finance, Polit. Economy

Applied / Public Programs

BEE - Behavioral Economics and Experiments

DFT - Development, Foreign Trade, Int’l Investment

HPH - Health, Population, Human Devel. & Welfare


Santa Clara’s pedigree in economic history, paired with high quality macroeconomic research, makes it far and away the top department in macro (boadly defined to include basic methodological debates and historical experience). Sacramento is also quite strong in these areas.


Macro

 

 

RANK

 

 

IDEAS / HISTORY

MACRO / FINANCE

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

DEH

EHS

BFS

MIF

California State Univ., East Bay

 

 

 

0

11.33

0

0

 

3

 

 

11.33

0

11.33

Mills College

 

 

 

0

0

1.44

0

 

7

 

 

0

1.44

1.44

Sacramento State University

 

 

 

0

17.70

3.90

21.51

 

2

 

 

17.70

25.41

43.11

Saint Mary’s College of Calif.

 

 

 

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

0

0

0

San Francisco State University

 

 

 

0

0

0

6.47

 

5

 

 

0

6.47

6.47

San Jose State University

 

 

 

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

2.48

0

0

Santa Clara University

 

 

 

6.21

242.55

0

60.19

 

1

 

 

248.76

60.19

308.95

Sonoma State University

 

 

 

0

0

0

0.41

 

8

 

 

0

0.41

0.41

University of San Francisco

 

 

 

0

0

0.55

9.51

 

4

 

 

0

10.06

10.06

University of the Pacific

 

 

 

0

0

0

2.29

 

6

 

 

0

2.29

2.29

Fields:

Ideas / History

DEH – Econ. Discipline, Education, Hist. of Thought

EHS - Economic History

Macro / Finance

BFS - Banking, Finance, and the Financial System

MIF - Macroeconomics and International Finance


One should keep in mind that research strengths are a prerequisite for successful PhD supervision, but not necessarily for effective teaching of applied economics. All departments attempt to cover the major areas with well-qualified instructors, even if they have a different research focus. Moreover, assistant professors, who have not necessarily published, are a source of current knowledge and an investment in research and teaching capabilities that pays off over time. Their importance to a department’s scholarship and curriculum tends to be greater than a publication analysis would suggest.


Generally, it’s a good sign if departments have, and continue to hire, a strong group of assistant professors. Santa Clara currently has five, primarily with interests in macro and policy. East Bay’s three assistant professors cover a range spanning micro theory, applied micro, and macro. Mills and Saint Mary have none, which points to at least a five-year hiring hiatus (unless people left). The other departments have one (Sacramento State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State, and University of the Pacific) or two (SJSU and USF) assistant professors.

3.               Appendices

The appendix contains information, on the one hand, about the journal weights, and on the other the department faculty members. I have added some statistics on individual author ranks in the overall population of 89. Each department’s section also mentions the best journals (those with weights >5) in which the faculty have published. (This may include double-counting, i.e. if an article was published by multiple authors from the same department, I report multiple publications in the journal. This is often what’s behind two hits in the same journal in the same year.)

3.1.          Faculty Lists 

California State University, East Bay (8)  Ahiakpor, James (Professor, Toronto); Christainsen, Gregory (Professor, Wisconsin); DeVaro, Jed (Professor, Stanford); Kuehn, Joseph (Assistant Professor, UCLA); Lampe, Ryan (Associate Professor, Stanford); Rebessi, Filippo (Assistant Professor, Minnesota); Roessler, Christian (Associate Professor, Melbourne); You, Jung (Assistant Professor, Rice)

Top Quartile: DeVaro (#2 current, #4 timeless), Lampe (#9 current, #13 timeless), You (#10 current, #21 timeless) and Roessler (#14 current, #23 timeless) by score. Ahiakpor (#4 articles, #6 pages), Christainsen (#9 articles, #18 pages), and DeVaro (#9 articles, #4 pages) by volume.

Best Journals: Games and Economic Behavior (2015), Review of Economics and Statistics (2012), Journal of Labor Economics (2012, 2013), RAND Journal of Economics (2006, 2013), Journal of Mathematical Economics (2012), European Economic Review (2008, 2012), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (1980, 1981), Journal of Development Economics (2x 1986), Economic Inquiry (2005, 2013), Industrial Relations (2006, 2007, 2008), Journal of Industrial Economics (2015), Economica (2015), Industrial and Labor Relations Review (2007, 2010).

 

Mills College (3)  Reilly, Siobhan (Professor, Berkeley); Rice, Lorien (Associate Professor, San Diego); Sparks, Roger (Professor, Davis)

Top Quartile: Sparks (#15 timeless) by score and (#23 pages) by volume.

Best Journals: Journal of Labor Economics (1986), Journal of Human Resources (2004), Industrial Relations (2010), Journal of Urban Economics (2002).
 

Sacramento State University (15)  Bodvarsson, Orn (Professor, Simon Fraser); Chalmers, Kace (Associate Professor, Colorado State); Dube, Smile (Professor, Texas); Ford, Timothy C. (Associate Professor, New Hampshire); Gallet, Craig (Professor, Iowa State); Kaplan, Jonathan (Professor, Davis); Klein, Jennifer (Assistant Professor, Santa Barbara); Lang, David (Professor, WUSTL); O'Keefe, Suzanne (Professor, Berkeley); Perez,Stephen (Professor, Davis); Sexton, Terri (Professor, Minnesota); Siegler, Mark (Professor, Davis); Van Gaasbeck, Kristin (Associate Professor, Davis); Wang, Ta-Chen (Associate Professor, Stanford); Zhou, Yan “Joni” (Associate Professor, Santa Cruz)

Top Quartile: Perez (#8 current, #6 timeless) and O’Keefe (#22 current, #19 timeless) by score. Gallet (#1 articles, #7 pages), Bodvarsson (#7 articles, #9 pages), Perez (#9 articles, #12 pages), Dube (#20 pages), and Kaplan (#21 articles, #21 pages) by volume.

Best Journals: Journal of Monetary Economics (2x 1994), Journal of Public Economic (2004), Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (2x 2003), RAND Journal of Economics (1987), Journal of Applied Econometrics (1998), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2003), Economic Inquiry (1998), National Tax Journal (1987, 1994, 1999), Journal of Urban Economics (1995, 2004, 2010), Explorations in Economic History (2008), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (2002, 2004, 2008).

 

Saint Mary’s College of California (9)  Allen, Roy E. (Professor, Berkeley); Bhandari, Ravi (Associate Professor, Massachusetts); Bodily, Jerry (Professor, Purdue); Chase, Kristine (Professor, Maryland); Courtney, Richard H. (Associate Professor, UC Berkeley); Kazimi, Camilla (UC Irvine); Lee, William (Professor, Santa Barbara); Moseidjord, Asbjorn (Professor, Santa Barbara); Williams, Andrew (Professor, Stanford)

Top Quartile: Kazimi (#22 timeless) by score.

Best Journals: Journal of Econometrics (1999), Review of Economics and Statistics (1984), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (1997)

 

San Francisco State University (10)  Bar, Michael (Associate Professor, Minnesota); Chattopadhyay, Sudip (Professor, Illinois); Chaudhuri, Anoshua (Associate Professor, U Washington); Chernomaz, Kirill (Associate Professor, Ohio State); Janko, Zuzana (Associate Professor, Riverside); Kakar, Venoo (Assistant Professor, Riverside); King, Philip (Professor, Cornell); Mar, Don (Professor, Berkeley); Potepan, Michael (Associate Professor, Davis); Takeyama, Lisa (Associate Professor, Stanford)

Top Quartile: Chernomaz (#7 current, #11 timeless), Bar (#15 current, #20 timeless), Chattopadhyay (#16 current, #12 timeless), Janko (#21 current), and Takeyama (#23 current, #17 timeless) by score. Chattopadhyay (#18 articles, #19 pages) by volume.

Best Journals: Journal of Economic Growth (2010), Games and Economic Behavior (2x 2012), Journal of Law and Economics  (1997), Review of Economic Dynamics (2008, 2010), Journal of Applied Econometrics (2002), European Economic Review (2001),  Economic Inquiry (2007), Industrial Relations (1988), Journal of Urban Economics (1989, 1998), Journal of Industrial Economics (1994, 2002), Industrial and Labor Relations Review (1992).

 

San Jose State University (8)  Haight, Colleen (Associate Professor, George Mason); Holian, Matthew (Associate Professor, Ohio State); Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers (Professor, Texas); Liu, Rui (Assistant Professor, Irvine); Means, Tom (Professor, UCLA); Ortega, Lydia (Professor, George Mason); Pogodzinski, J. Mike (Professor, Stony Brook); Ragan, Robert (Assistant Professor, Georgia)

Top Quartile: Pogodzinski (#18 timeless) by score. Pogodzinski (#16 articles, #15 pages) by volume.

Best Journals: Journal of Public Economics (1993), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2011), Journal of Urban Economics (1988).

 

Santa Clara University (15)  Belotti, Mario (Professor, Texas); Field, Alexander (Professor, Berkeley); Heineke, John (Professor, Iowa); Helmers, Christian (Assistant Professor, Oxford); Ifcher, John (Assistant Professor, Berkeley); Kamas, Linda (Associate Professor, Berkeley); Kevane, Michael (Associate Professor, Berkeley); Maliar, Serguei (Associate Professor, Pompeu Fabra); Mitchener, Kris James (Professor, UC Berkeley); Nguyen, Lan (Assistant Professor, Columbia); Pina, Goncalo (Assistant Professor, Pompeu Fabra); Popper, Helen (Associate Professor, Berkeley); Shapiro (Maghakian), Teny (Assistant Professor, Davis); Shin, Dongsoo (Associate Professor, Washington); Sundstrom, William (Professor, Stanford)

Top Quartile: Mitchener (#1 current, #1 timeless), Field (#4 current, #2 timeless), Heineke (#15 current, #3 timeless), Maliar (#6 current, #10 timeless), Shin (#11 current, #14 timeless), Sundstrom (#12 current, #8 timeless), Kamas (#13 current, #9 timeless), Heineke (#17 current, #3 timeless), Ifcher (#18 current), Helmers (#19 current), and Popper (#20 current, #16 timeless) by score. Field (#2 articles, #2 pages), Maliar (#3 articles, #3 pages), Mitchener (#5 articles, #1 pages), Shin (#8 articles, #8 pages), Kamas (#12 articles, #10 pages), Sundstrom (#13 articles, #11 pages), Popper (#14 articles, #16 pages), Helmers (#15 articles, #13 pages), Heineke (#16 articles), and Kevane (#18 articles) by volume.

Best Journals: Review of Economic Studies (1972), Journal of Political Economy (1973, 2009, 2011), International Economic Review (1988, 2x 2014), American Economic Review (1975, 1984, 2003, 2011, 2013), Journal of Economic Theory (1975), Journal of Economic Growth (2003), Journal of Econometrics (1990), Journal of International Economics (185, 2001, 2015), Review of Economics and Statistics (1969, 2013), Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2003), Economic Journal (2008), Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (1986, 2001, 2x 2006, 2012), RAND Journal of Economics (2014), Journal of Law and Economics (2007), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2001, 2010, 2x 2011, 2014), Review of Economic Dynamics (2003), Macroeconomic Dynamics (2004), Journal of Human Resources (1980), Journal of Health Economics (2014), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (1988, 2012, 2013, 2015), European Economic Review (2013), Journal of Economics and Management Strategy (2006), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2013), Journal of Development Economics (1995, 2011), Economic Inquiry (2014), Industrial Relations (1990), Explorations in Economic History (1978, 1981, 1985, 2x 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2x 2007, 2x 2013, 2015), Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2013), Economica (2011), Industrial and Labor Relations Review (1997, 1999).

 

Sonoma State University (6)  Bouvet, Florence (Associate Professor, Davis); Cuellar, Steven (Professor, Texas A&M); Hanauer, Merlin (Associate Professor, Georgia State); Kim, Chong-Uk (Associate Professor, Oregon); Sen, Astha (Assistant Professor, Georgia State); Visser, Michael (Professor, Oregon)

Top Quartile: none.

Best Journals: none.

 

University of San Francisco (8)  Anttila-Hughes, Jesse (Assistant Professor, Columbia); Cassar, Alessandra (Professor, Santa Cruz); Chakraboty, Suparna (Associate Professor, Minnesota); Katz, Elizabeth (Associate Professor, Wisconsin); Lau, Man-Lui (Associate Professor, Cornell); Stopnitzky, Yaniv (Assistant Professor, Yale); Wong, Man Chiu “Sunny” (Professor, Oregon); Wydick   , Bruce (Professor, Berkeley)

Top Quartile: Cassar (#3 current, #5 timeless) and Wydick (#5 current, #7 timeless) by score. Wydick (#6 articles, #5 pages),  Cassar (#18 articles, #14 pages), Wong (#21 articles, #17 pages), Chakraborty (#21 articles, #22 pages), and Lau (#21 articles) by volume.

Best Journals: Journal of Political Economy (2013), Journal of Economic Growth (2013), Games and Economic Behavior (2007, 2011), Economic Journal (1999, 2x 2007, 2010), Journal of Law and Economics (2014), Macroeconomic Dynamics (2008), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2009), European Economic Review (1994), Journal of Development Economics (2005, 2013), Economic Inquiry (2009), Economica (2011).

 

University of the Pacific (6)  Amaral, Michelle  M. (Associate Professor, Davis); Dennis, Benjamin N. (Associate Professor, Harvard); Herrin, William E. (Bill) (Professor, Binghamton); King, Sharmila K. (Associate Professor, Davis); Meyer, Peter J. (Associate Professor, Berkeley); Staniec (Ordovensky), J. Farley (Associate Professor, Duke); Sharifova, Manizha (Assistant Professor, Santa Cruz)

Top Quartile: none.

Best Journals: Journal of International Economics (2006), Industrial Relations (1983), Journal of Urban Economics (1992), Explorations in Economic History (2009).

3.2.          Journal Weights

Based on Klaus Ritzberger (2008), “A Ranking of Journals in Economics and Related Fields.” German Economic Review 9 (4): 402-30. These are the journals with scores of 1 or better (on a scale where the top journal, Econometrica, is normalized to 100).

 

Academy of Management Journal






3.21

Academy of Management Review






5.20

Accounting Review






13.28

Accounting, Organization & Society






8.21

Administrative Science Quarterly






5.19

American Economic Review






36.14

American Journal of Agricultural Economics






2.38

Auditing Journal of Practice and Theory






4.64

British Journal of Industrial Relations






2.94

Business Ethics Quarterly






1.67

Business History






1.49

California Management Review






1.00

Canadian Journal of Economics






4.63

China Economic Review






1.10

Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods






1.42

Computational Statistics and Data Analysis






5.14

Contemporary Accounting Research






5.93

Econometric Theory






11.78

Econometrica






100.00

Economic Development and Cultural Change






4.12

Economic History Review






4.84

Economic Inquiry






7.40

Economic Journal






16.78

Economic Modelling






1.25

Economic Policy






2.03

Economic Theory






15.30

Economic Transition






1.84

Economica






5.13

Economics and Philosophy






12.37

Economics Letters






3.86

Economics of Education Review






2.16

Energy Economics






1.12

Energy Journal






3.51

Environmental and Resource Economics






1.73

European Economic Review






8.53

Explorations in Economic History






5.32

Finance and Development






2.14

Financial Analysis Journal






4.02

Financial Management






6.93

Financial Stochastics






4.38

Fiscal Studies






1.28

Games and Economic Behavior






21.24

Health Economics






3.91

IMF Staff Papers






4.10

Industrial and Corporate Change






1.85

Industrial and Labor Relations Review






5.05

Industrial Relations






6.08

Information Economics and Policy






3.05

Insurance Mathematics & Economics






2.45

International Economic Review






39.44

International Journal of Forecasting






6.56

International Journal of Game Theory






2.72

International Journal of Industrial Organization






4.07

International Journal of Research on Markets






1.84

International Review of Law and Economics






1.90

International Tax and Public Finance






3.63

Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation






1.21

Journal of Accounting Economics






16.38

Journal of Accounting Research






12.29

Journal of Applied Econometrics






8.56

Journal of Banking and Finance






2.49

Journal of Business






5.78

Journal of Business and Economic Statistics






17.66

Journal of Business Venturing






1.15

Journal of Comparative Economics






4.21

Journal of Consumer Research






9.89

Journal of Corporate Finance






6.14

Journal of Development Economics






7.65

Journal of Econometrics






25.99

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization






8.55

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control






11.16

Journal of Economic Geography






9.70

Journal of Economic Growth






29.45

Journal of Economic History






2.78

Journal of Economic Surveys






1.85

Journal of Economic Theory






34.58

Journal of Economics






1.02

Journal of Economics and Management Strategy






8.06

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management






7.78

Journal of Evolutionary Economics






2.66

Journal of Finance






38.33

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis






12.12

Journal of Financial Economics






30.97

Journal of Financial Intermediation






11.35

Journal of Financial Markets






10.34

Journal of Forecasting






2.81

Journal of Health Economics






8.67

Journal of Human Resources






9.25

Journal of Industrial Economics






6.03

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics






1.30

Journal of International Business Studies






1.67

Journal of International Economics






22.87

Journal of International Money and Finance






2.11

Journal of Japan in the International Economy






3.04

Journal of Labor Economics






19.21

Journal of Labor Research






1.12

Journal of Law and Economics






11.24

Journal of Law, Economics & Organization






6.79

Journal of Management






1.46

Journal of Management Studies






2.25

Journal of Marketing






8.30

Journal of Marketing Research






9.44

Journal of Mathematical Economics






10.63

Journal of Monetary Economics






37.91

Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking






14.87

Journal of Political Economy






51.34

Journal of Population Economics






4.01

Journal of Portfolio Management






2.65

Journal of Productivity Analysis






5.51

Journal of Public Economics






17.09

Journal of Public Policy & Markets






1.87

Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics






1.45

Journal of Regulatory Economics






2.98

Journal of Risk and Insurance






1.70

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty






16.92

Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference






3.47

Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science






1.98

Journal of the American Statistical Association






5.48

Journal of Time Series Analysis






9.40

Journal of Urban Economics






6.07

Labour Economics






3.14

Land Economics






3.03

Macroeconomic Dynamics






10.66

Management Science






6.65

Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies






1.67

Marketing Science






14.81

Mathematical Finance






5.15

Monthly Labor Review






2.85

National Tax Journal






6.33

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics






5.16

Oxford Economic Papers






4.91

Oxford Review of Economic Policy






2.01

Population Development Review






3.51

Public Choice






3.30

Quarterly Journal of Economics






72.41

RAND Journal of Economics






14.11

Real Estate Economics






1.57

Regional Science and Urban Economics






4.48

Regional Studies






1.14

Research in Technological Management






3.48

Resource and Energy Economics






4.61

Review of Accounting Studies






12.83

Review of Economic Dynamics






10.71

Review of Economic Studies






53.02

Review of Economics and Statistics






20.11

Review of Financial Studies






30.39

Review of Income and Wealth






3.10

Review of Industrial Organization






1.35

Scandinavian Journal of Economics






5.26

Scottish Journal of Political Economy






1.38

Social Choice and Welfare






10.22

Strategic Management Journal






4.43

World Bank Economic Review






8.67

World Bank Research Observer






3.72

World Development






2.02

World Economy






1.40


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