nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2015‒01‒19
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Ranking Journals In Economics, Management And Political Sciences By The Threshold Aggregation Procedure By Fuad T. Aleskerov; Vladimir V. Pislyakov; Timur V. Vitkup
  2. The academic and labor market returns of university professors By Michela Braga; Marco Paccagnella; Michele Pellizzari

  1. By: Fuad T. Aleskerov (National Research University Higher School of Economics); Vladimir V. Pislyakov (National Research University Higher School of Economics); Timur V. Vitkup (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
    Abstract: An analysis of journal rankings based on five commonly used bibliometric indicators (impact factor, article influence score, Source Normalized Impact per Paper, SCImago Journal Rank, and the Hirsch index) has been conducted. It is shown that despite a high correlation, these single indicator-based rankings are not identical. Therefore, a new approach to ranking academic journals is proposed based on the aggregation of single bibliometric indicators using threshold aggregation. The main property of this procedure is its non-compensability, which reduces opportunities for manipulation
    Keywords: bibliometrics, journal rankings, threshold aggregation.
    JEL: C71 D71
    Date: 2014
  2. By: Michela Braga (Bocconi University); Marco Paccagnella (OECD and Bank of Italy); Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva)
    Abstract: This paper estimates the impact of university teachers on their students� academic achievement and labor market outcomes using administrative data from Bocconi University matched with Italian tax records. The estimation exploits the random allocation of students to teachers in a fixed sequence of compulsory courses. We find that the academic and labor market returns of teachers are only mildly positively correlated and that the professors who are best at improving the academic achievement of their best students are not always also the ones who boost their students� earnings the most, especially for the least able students.
    Keywords: teacher quality, higher education
    JEL: I20 M55
    Date: 2014–10

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