Twelve professors from HEC Lausanne (UNIL) have scored highly in the VWL Ranking of the Forschungsmonitoring for their publications in leading academic journals, reflecting the excellence and strong academic impact of the research carried out in the School.
The VWL Ranking established by the Forschungsmonitoring examines the performance of the academic research carried out by economics departments, based on common international criteria such as SCImago[A1] Journal Rank (SJR) values. The SJR value measures the academic influence of a scientific journal, based on the number of citations it receives and the prestige of the journals in which it is cited. The Forschungsmonitoring ranks economics researchers working or born in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The latest ranking is based on publications from 2015 to 2019 and future publications. Partial results are published in the German daily newspaper, Handelsblatt, which specialises in economics.
Several of the School’s professors are listed among the 298 researchers selected for the ranking of authors (all countries combined, weighted based solely on publications in the best A and A+ ranked journals):
In the ranking of young economists under the age of 40, all countries combined and based on the same weighting criterion, Prof. Kenza Benhima, the first woman to be included on the list, is ranked 17th out of 142, while Prof. Adrian Bruhin from the Department of Economics has risen to 95th place.
The “lifetime” ranking, which is based on all publications, according to the same weighting, includes 10 of the School’s professors out of a total of 354 on the list:
Finally, the University of Lausanne is ranked 5th among all universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the universities ranking, all countries combined and based on the same weighting.
According to Rafael Lalive, professor in the Department of Economics and Vice-Dean of the School, “this ranking highlights the high quality of economics research being carried out by researchers at HEC Lausanne. Our research translates into excellent teaching, giving our students the opportunity to reflect on economics and society in new ways and at the very highest level.”