November 16, 2007
The Most-Cited Tax Faculty
- Michael Graetz (Yale): 470 citations, age 63
- Daniel Shaviro (NYU): 400 citations, age 50
- Edward McCaffery (USC): 340 citations, age 49
- Joseph Bankman (Stanford): 320 citations, age 52
- Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan): 290 citations, age 50
- David Weisbach (Chicago): 280 citations, age 44
- Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo): 270 citations, age 57
- James Strnad (Stanford): 260 citations, age 55
- Anne Alstott (Yale): 240 citations, age 44
- Lawrence Lokken (Florida): 240 citations, age 68
Runners-up: Robert Peroni (Texas), 230 citations; Marjorie Kornhauser (Arizona State), 220 citations; Alvin Warren (Harvard), 220 citations; Lawrence Zelenak (Duke), 220 citations.
Other highly-cited scholars who don’t work exclusively in this area: Louis Kaplow (Harvard), 1370 citations; Mark Gergen (Texas), 290 citations; Kyle Logue (Michigan), 250 citations.
- Average Age: 53 (tied for second youngest among the 18 areas)
- Youngest: 44
- Oldest: 68
- Number Under 50: 3
- Women: 1 (10%)
My hope is that Brian will give me a fighting chance for citation-rankings fame, and create a new category for "bald, late-30s professors at mid-western law schools who write about law-and-religion". Brian -- what do you say?
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This strikes me as an imperfect measuring tool but far more reliable than SSRN downloads or the other methods now being proposed.
Posted by: Michael Livingston | Nov 16, 2007 10:29:25 AM