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Title:
The Research Output of Academic Economists in Brazil
Author(s): Joao Ricardo Faria
Date of publication: January 2000
Working paper number: 100
Abstract:
This paper presents productivity rankings of economics departments and economists in Brazil. The results are: 1) At individual level, only 9 out of 497 economists managed to publish at least one paper in the top journals of economics, and 52 economists published at least one paper in a wide list of international journals; 2) The areas in which Brazilian research is most internationally successful are: Development economics, mathematical economics, and post Keynesian economics; 3) There is a remarkable difference in academic quality among the departments; 4) The performance of departments strongly depends on the individual excellence of a very small number of people. These findings suggest that academic productivity in Brazil is poor when evaluated by international criteria. As a policy prescription it is recommended that economics departments in Brazil should establish international publications as a target for their members.
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Comments: Published as: Faria, J. R., 2000, "The Research Output of Academic Economists in Brazil", Economia Aplicada, 4(1), 95–113.
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