Author: Wang, Peng
In this paper, I have provided a research ranking of ten top Canadian economics departments. The ranking is based on journal publications in a core set of 63 journals between1997 and 2007. The result shows that the top three departments in Canada are in the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and University of Montreal. Comparisons of my results with rankings from other literature or rankings based on different criteria suggest that the relative positions of the top three Canadian universities have remained remarkably stable. There are only minor shifts in the relative positions of bottom-ranked universities. More deviations occur for the mid-ranked schools in the baseline ranking. While rankings remain quite stable the actual performance is changing with some moving up quickly and others moving down even amongst top departments. Moreover, it seems that higher ranked departments also have more evenly distributed research performance across all faculty members.
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