Data Enveloment Analysis

Measuring economic journals' citation efficiency: A data envelopment analysis. In common with N. Tzeremes. MPRA Paper No. 29893, University Library of Munich, Germany

This paper by using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and statistical inference evaluates the citation performance of 229 economic journals. The paper categorizes the journals into four main categories (A to D) based on their efficiency levels. The results are then compared to the 27 “core economic journals” as introduced by Dimond (1989). The results reveal that after more than twenty years Diamonds’ list of “core economic journals” is still valid.