A new study posted in IDEAS ranks the Vancouver School of Economics tops in Canada for research!
IDEAS is an online economics research database hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The study analyzed data from the more than 1.4 million research papers in the database to determine which Canadian economic researchers and institutions generated the most bibliographic citations, and produced the most popular papers. This approach to assessing academic research work — is it well-read and frequently quoted? — is a commonly-accepted means to assess the importance to academia and society of research findings being published by academic authors.
Among individual authors, three Vancouver School of Economics faculty ranked in the top ten, and an additional four faculty are listed in the top 30. Here’s who, and their ranking:
Thomas Lemieux (2)
Paul Beaudry (19)
John F. Helliwell (22)
Margaret Slade (24)
Michael Peters (27)
The Vancouver School of Economics is a global centre for research and hands-on learning about pressing economic issues. The School is one of the world’s best, consistently ranked number one in Canada, and in the top 20 worldwide. This record of excellence is based upon research, teaching and service to the community since 1915.
The School’s faculty includes eight researchers affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, six researchers affiliated with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, one current and one former research fellow of the Bank of Canada, two elected fellows of the Econometric Society, four fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, and one of the Distinguished Fellows of the American Economics Association. Faculty members advise Statistics Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and the Bank of Canada, among numerous other national and international organizations. Learn more about the research and publications by the School’s faculty, and faculty research fields of interest.