Quesada, Antonio (2009): Axiomatics for the Hirsch research output index.

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Abstract
The Hirsch index is a number that synthesizes a researcher’s output. It is defined as the maximum number h such that the researcher has h papers with at least h citations each. Two axiomatic characterizations of this index are suggested. One of them provides a simple conceptualization of the Hirsch index: after selecting those outputs deserving index 1, the Hirsch index of any other output x is the minimum value of a twopart decomposition of x.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Axiomatics for the Hirsch research output index 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Hirsch index; publications; citations; research quality; scientific productivity. 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C4  Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics > C43  Index Numbers and Aggregation D  Microeconomics > D8  Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D80  General A  General Economics and Teaching > A1  General Economics > A11  Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists 
Item ID:  19454 
Depositing User:  Antonio Quesada 
Date Deposited:  19. Dec 2009 15:10 
Last Modified:  15. Feb 2013 09:49 
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URI:  http://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/19454 