Rankings of Canadian Universities with Regard to Research in Economics at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
This study attempts to rank Canadian universities with regard to the productivity of their research capacity in economics, around the turn of the twenty-first century. (The hard data refer principally to the years 1984 through 1996, so that this is principally an historical study.) Appearance in Mark Blaug's Who's Who in Economics (1999) is used as the principal method of ranking universities' teams of researchers. One important subsidiary conclusion that results from this study is that there appears to be a regional clustering of research capacity in economics, at least/or the time of this study. A second supplementary conclusion is that it appears that movement in the research ranking over time of a university is indeed possible. Some comparisons with previous studies are also attempted.