Halkos, George and Tzeremes, Nickolaos (2012): Ranking the ‘Diamond Core’ economic journals: A note.

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By estimating the production frontier with the application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) we rank the ‘Diamond Core’ economic journals as has been presented by Diamond (1989). By using one composite input and one composite output the paper ranks 27 core economics journals. For the first time a study attempts to rank the 27 journals by using data from SCOPUS database for the time period of 19962010. In addition for the first time three different quality ranking reports are incorporated in the DEA modelling problem in order to classify the journals into four categories (‘A’ to ‘D’). The results reveal that from the 27 ‘core’ economics journals the five journals with the highest rankings are Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economic Studies and American Economic Review. In addition it appears that the journals’ impact factor derived from SSCI database reflects their ranking position.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Ranking the ‘Diamond Core’ economic journals: A note 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Rankings; Economics Journals; Diamond’s core Journals; Data Envelopment Analysis 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1  Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C14  Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C02  Mathematical Methods A  General Economics and Teaching > A1  General Economics > A10  General A  General Economics and Teaching > A1  General Economics > A11  Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists 
Item ID:  36589 
Depositing User:  Nickolaos Tzeremes 
Date Deposited:  12. Feb 2012 05:11 
Last Modified:  16. Feb 2013 10:10 
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URI:  http://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/36589 