The measurement of intellectual influence

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, Oscar Volij

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Abstract

This paper examines the problem of measuring intellectual influence based on data on citations between scholarly publications. We follow an axiomatic approach and find that the properties of invariance to reference intensity, weak homogeneity, weak consistency, and invariance to splitting of journals characterize a unique ranking method. This method is different from those regularly used in economics and other social sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-977
Number of pages15
JournalEconometrica
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2004

Keywords

  • Citations
  • Consistency
  • Intellectual influence
  • Ranking methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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