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Queen's Economics best in Canada, 9th in the world outside US

 
2009-10-21

The Queen’s Economics Department has been ranked the best in Canada by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), a free, publicly accessible, online global database that promotes scholarly communication in economics and related disciplines.

Based at the University of Connecticut, the database tracks  research produced by economics departments around the world, including those at universities, central banks, and international institutions.

The Queen’s department currently comes in first in Canada, 9th in the world outside the U.S., 29th among universities, and 49th in the world overall. The rankings are based on 31 different criteria, mainly involving working papers, publications, and citations.

“It is great to get such a high ranking on RePEc,” says Professor James MacKinnon, Head of the Economics Department. “While any ranking can be challenged, this is an objective measure which correlates well with more subjective ones.  Many of my colleagues deserve enormous credit for this.”

Queen’s has been contributing to the RePEc database, which tracks hundreds of thousands of working papers and journal articles from 69 countries, since 2006.

For more information visit http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.inst.all.html
 

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