We rank institutions and researchers based on a
standardized page count of their econometric theory publications
over the last 11 years (1986–1996) in 11 economics
and statistics journals. Our ranking criteria differ from
those employed by Hall (1987, Econometric Theory
3, 171–194; 1990, Econometric Theory 6,
1–16) and Baltagi (1998, Econometric Theory
14, 1–43). We weight the standardized page count
of a publication by the publishing journal's “impact
factor,” which measures a journal's impact on
the profession. We also depart from the previous rankings
by focusing only on publications in theoretical econometrics.
Our rankings reveal Yale University to be the leading academic
institution, enjoying a large lead over the other top institutions:
University of Chicago, M.I.T., and London School of Economics.
Our rankings also reveal that Peter Phillips and Donald
Andrews (both affiliated with Yale University) are the
leading researchers in theoretical econometrics. We also
provide rankings of countries and Ph.D. programs.