University rankings have a long history and have been based on a number of criteria, the most important of which is research output and quality. There is a lot of discussion on the controversy that surrounds all the methods developed and whether research should be the only factor to examine. The present paper presents a methodology for ranking universities based on research using as criterion the different academic positions in a university i.e. professors, assistant professors, and uses the Greek departments of economics as a case study. The results are evaluated in the context of each position but also on a departmental level (all academic positions) producing useful conclusions for the present and future status of the institutes. Decision-makers can use the results as guidance to assess their present status and to identify if and how they want to improve.

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university rankings, academic position, Greek economics departments, economist

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