Which Journal Rankings Best Explain Academic Salaries? Evidence from the University of California

  title={Which Journal Rankings Best Explain Academic Salaries? Evidence from the University of California},
  author={John Gibson and David L. Anderson and John D. Tressler},
  journal={ERN: Other Macroeconomics: Production \& Investment (Topic)},
The ranking of an academic journal is important to authors, universities, journal publishers and research funders. Rankings are gaining prominence as countries adopt regular research assessment exercises that especially reward publication in high impact journals. Yet even within a rankings-oriented discipline like economics there is no agreement on how aggressively lower ranked journals are down-weighted and in how wide is the universe of journals considered. Moreover, since it is typically… 
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  • A. Oswald
  • Economics
    SSRN Electronic Journal
  • 2006
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