Monday, September 24, 2007

The correlation of blogging and scholarship 

Dani Rodrik has tried to determine if there's much of a relationship between economists who blog and those who are doing good, useful research in economics. The short answer is that the relationship is positive but only because the top ten economist-bloggers include three U. Chicago bloggers (Levitt, Posner and Becker), the very prolific Brad DeLong, and a passel of George Mason economists (is a blog required for tenure there?). Take those out, he says, and the relationship pretty much disappears.

Somehow this blog, #20 on Aaron Schiff's list, didn't make Rodrik's sample. I doubt I'd have changed the correlation, but for the sake of completeness, here's my Google Scholar page. I don't know what he used for the ranking of citations, but my guess is I am a little below the median of the group.

Labels: , ,