Dutch economists top 40

JH Abbring, BJJAM Bronnenberg, PA Gautier, Jan van Ours

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There is a tradition in the Netherlands to publish an annual ranking of economic and business researchers working in Dutch universities. The most recent such ranking, published in 2013, emphasizes research quantity over research quality. We propose an alternative ranking based on quality. Important information about a researcher?s quality and impact is lost when moulding it to fit a template of numbers. Our ranking is no exception. Nevertheless, we argue and demonstrate that our ranking fits international consensus on research prominence and that the 2013 ranking does not.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalDe Economist
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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