Axiomatic measures of intellectual influence

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, Oscar Volij

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Measuring influence allows the study of such issues as the impact and reputation of scientists and scientific publications, the dynamics of innovation, and the construction of ranking algorithms for search engines in the world wide web. Ranking methods that measure influence are typically based on the information contained in the network of communications between different entities (scholarly publications, patents, web pages). This paper presents within the same framework recent developments that use the axiomatic approach to derive ranking methods. Two related but essentially different ranking problems are studied: journal ranking problems and scholar ranking problems. The paper concludes with open theoretical and empirical questions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Axiomatic approach
  • Intellectual influence
  • Rankings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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