Ranking Economics Departments Worldwide on the Basis of PhD Placement

  title={Ranking Economics Departments Worldwide on the Basis of PhD Placement},
  author={Rabah Amir and Malgorzata Knauff},
  journal={The Review of Economics and Statistics},
  • R. Amir, M. Knauff
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Education
  • The Review of Economics and Statistics
Four rankings of economics departments worldwide in terms of graduate education are constructed. The central methodological idea is that the value of a department is the sum of the values of its PhD graduates, as reflected in the values of their current employing departments. Scores are derived as solutions to linear simultaneous equations in the values. The sample includes the top 58 departments, the composition of which is determined endogenously, invoking a criterion requiring more than… 
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