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A Tale of Two Metrics: Research Assessment vs Recognised Excellence

Régibeau, P and Rockett, K (2014) A Tale of Two Metrics: Research Assessment vs Recognised Excellence. Working Paper. University of Essex, Department of Economics, Economics Discussion Papers, Colchester.


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We build an economics department entirely composed of Nobel Prize winners and evaluate it using standard research assessment metrics. Performing the same evaluation on existing departments, we find that the rating of our Nobel Prize department does not stand out from other departments. Compared to recent research evaluations, our Nobel Prize department's ranking is less stable. This suggests a significant effect of score "targeting" induced by the ranking exercise. We find some evidence that modifying the assessment criteria to increase the totatl number of publications considered can help distinguish the top.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2015 15:00
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 15:15

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