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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through May 1, 2017) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

68,651

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,639

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

36,246

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

9013

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,093

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4210

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

30,734

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4114

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,121

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3508

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,719

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2870

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,842

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2768

8

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

22,536

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2531

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,983

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2374

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,950

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2271

11

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

20,684

David Gamage (Indiana)

2229

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,176

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2110

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,299

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2037

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,895

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1981

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,242

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1731

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

18,065

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1671

17

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,526

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1664

18

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,441

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1629

19

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,402

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

1589

20

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

17,165

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1535

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

17,091

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1534

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,465

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1472

23

David Walker (BU)

15,654

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1443

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,786

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1438

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

13,890

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1430

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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May 24, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through April 1, 2017) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

67,467

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,371

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

35,950

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

8820

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

32,954

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4437

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

30,412

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4183

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

27,954

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3355

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,603

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2873

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,752

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2782

8

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

22,399

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2410

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,890

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2389

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,870

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2315

11

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

20,390

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2275

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,061

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2207

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,086

David Gamage (Indiana)

1990

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,751

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1979

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,113

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1815

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,985

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1748

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,443

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1685

18

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,405

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1631

19

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,366

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1506

20

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

16,957

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1497

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

16,870

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1482

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,428

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1481

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,610

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1471

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,676

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1432

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

13,780

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1425

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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April 26, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through March 1, 2017) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

66,153

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,003

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

35,620

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

8575

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

32,790

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4717

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

30,008

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4135

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

27,810

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

2928

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,507

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2813

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,666

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2711

8

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

22,244

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2368

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,776

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2353

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,706

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2305

11

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

20,033

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2292

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,898

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2076

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,633

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1949

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

18,469

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1871

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

17,978

David Gamage (Indiana)

1836

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,918

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1822

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,387

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1795

18

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,255

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1663

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,279

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1624

20

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

16,833

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1555

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

16,705

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1540

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,394

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1502

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,568

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1465

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,590

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1450

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

13,712

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1406

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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March 29, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through February 1, 2017) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

64,760

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

11,584

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

35,349

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

8184

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

32,687

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4840

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

29,703

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4123

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

27,662

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2790

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,417

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2598

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,600

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2394

8

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

22,077

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2380

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,670

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2276

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,637

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2213

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,759

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2204

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

19,714

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2193

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,500

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1861

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

18,145

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1789

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

17,882

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1786

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,785

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1638

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,229

David Gamage (Indiana)

1626

18

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,182

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1546

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,068

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1544

20

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

16,725

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1543

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

16,583

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1529

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,362

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

1520

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,499

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1506

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,446

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1499

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

13,551

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1469

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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February 28, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through January 1, 2017) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

62,680

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,604

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

35,095

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

6851

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

32,563

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

5016

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

29,385

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4069

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

27,407

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2585

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,323

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2539

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,532

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2464

8

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

21,773

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2372

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,585

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2234

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,566

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2205

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,646

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2155

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

19,520

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1854

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,414

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1823

14

Brad Borden (Broklyn)

17,779

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1808

15

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,705

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1775

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

17,549

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1636

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,178

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1626

18

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,095

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1517

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,921

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1507

20

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

16,609

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1490

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

16,482

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1484

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,324

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1471

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,460

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

1469

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,367

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1450

25

Ed McCaffery (USC)

13,510

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1442

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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January 31, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Most Downloaded Tax Professors Of 2016

SSRN Logo

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

10,604

2

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

6851

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

5016

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4069

5

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2585

6

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2539

7

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2464

8

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2372

9

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2234

10

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2205

11

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2155

12

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1854

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1823

14

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1808

15

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1775

16

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1636

17

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1626

18

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1517

19

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1507

20

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1490

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1484

22

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1471

23

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

1469

24

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1450

25

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1442

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January 9, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through December 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

61,433

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,340

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

34,707

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

6477

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

29,037

Michael Simkovic (S.Hall)

4927

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

28,494

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3961

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

26,971

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2522

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,210

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2433

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,368

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2389

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,494

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2249

9

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,486

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2180

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

21,459

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2143

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,544

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1892

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

19,247

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1852

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,276

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1820

14

Brad Borden (Broklyn)

17,641

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1776

15

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,498

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1718

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

17,420

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1610

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,052

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1568

18

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,017

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1544

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,737

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1531

20

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

16,452

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1441

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

16,355

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1440

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,279

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1421

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,405

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1417

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,250

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1401

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

13,378

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

1391

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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December 29, 2016 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through November 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

60,359

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,284

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

34,300

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4937

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

32,233

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

4213

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

28,494

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3659

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

26,738

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2424

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,060

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2398

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,213

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2363

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,400

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2249

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,326

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2155

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

21,289

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2108

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,398

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1870

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

18,948

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1864

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,143

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1760

14

Brad Borden (Broklyn)

17,450

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1751

15

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,381

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1629

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

17,278

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1627

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,956

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1614

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,884

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1576

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,582

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1470

20

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,194

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1418

21

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

16,131

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1390

22

Bridget Craford (Pace)

16,225

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1364

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,298

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1354

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,095

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1344

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,315

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1307

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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November 15, 2016 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through October 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

59,656

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,519

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

33,897

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4873

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

32,118

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3593

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

28,168

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2769

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

26,540

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2356

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,968

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2201

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,124

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2240

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,344

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2178

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,279

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2099

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

21,023

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

2076

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,305

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1880

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

18,737

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1851

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

18,020

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1812

14

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,317

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1778

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

17,296

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1716

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

17,192

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1678

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,905

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1604

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,771

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1594

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,504

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1590

20

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,194

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1425

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,998

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1389

22

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

15,986

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1380

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,259

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1374

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

13,961

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1354

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,289

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1322

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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October 18, 2016 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through September 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

58,913

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,432

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

33,576

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4860

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

31,985

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3544

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

27,864

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2769

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

26,435

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2336

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,843

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2217

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,048

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2057

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,281

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2032

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,234

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2016

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

20,689

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1967

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,198

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1868

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

18,560

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1866

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

17,851

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1794

14

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,234

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1779

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

17,206

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1749

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

17,122

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1708

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,836

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1506

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,680

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1505

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,398

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1419

20

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,167

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1407

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,873

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1383

22

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

15,698

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1362

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,231

Richard Kaplan (Illinos)

1329

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

13,802

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1213

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,254

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

1203

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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September 7, 2016 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through August 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

58,337

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,512

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

33,181

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4781

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

31,836

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3362

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

27,496

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2789

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

26,337

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2416

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,711

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

2040

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,995

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1946

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,222

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1921

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,195

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1902

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

20,370

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1883

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,104

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1836

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

18,379

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1821

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

17,566

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1779

14

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,150

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1771

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

17,107

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1741

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

17,057

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1676

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,756

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1472

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,614

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1414

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,260

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1413

20

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,136

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1403

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,819

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1378

22

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

15,455

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1362

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,093

Richard Kaplan (Illinos)

1327

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

13,544

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1208

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,217

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

1204

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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August 30, 2016 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through July 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

57,604

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,365

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

32,823

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4681

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

31,655

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3272

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

27,217

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2747

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

26,223

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2437

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,473

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1975

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,901

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1926

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,161

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1913

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,156

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1778

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,974

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1744

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

19,005

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1738

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

18,197

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1736

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

17,362

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1731

14

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,080

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1681

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

17,036

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1520

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

16,971

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1493

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,675

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1445

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,513

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1441

19

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,147

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1417

20

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,110

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1390

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,673

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1360

22

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

15,105

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1330

23

David Walker (Boston Univ.)

15,071

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1265

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

13,410

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1255

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,175

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1223

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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July 27, 2016 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through June 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

56,816

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,444

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

32,439

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4594

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

31,397

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3327

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

26,921

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2639

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

26,006

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2413

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,410

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1942

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,820

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1907

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,119

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1761

9

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

21,044

Louis Kaplan (Harvard)

1756

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,843

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1736

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,905

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1718

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

18,018

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1670

13

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

17,045

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1668

14

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

17,005

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1588

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

16,939

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1578

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

16,877

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1500

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,598

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1488

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,450

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1472

19

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,075

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1421

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

16,010

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1412

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,673

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1367

22

David Walker (BU)

15,028

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1311

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

14,887

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1280

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

13,368

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1275

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,198

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1270

Note that this ranking includes full-time tax professors with at least one tax paper on SSRN, and all papers (including non-tax papers) by these tax professors are included in the SSRN data.

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June 14, 2016 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The 10 Most-Cited Tax Faculty

Brian Leiter (Chicago) has updated his ranking of the Ten Most-Cited Tax Faculty to now cover the 2010-2014 period (2009-2013 data here):

Rank

Tax Prof

Citations

Age

1

David Weisbach (Chicago)

420

53

2

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

410

72

3

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

360

59

4

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

350

59

5

Lawrence Zelenak (Duke)

310

58

6

Leandra Lederman (Indiana)

300

50

7

Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo)

280

66

8

Victor Fleischer (San Diego)

270

45

9

Edward McCaffery (USC)

260

58

10

Joseph Bankman (Stanford)

230

61

Leiter also lists four highly-cited scholars who work partly in tax:

Rank

Tax Prof

Citations

Age

1

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1150

60

2

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

380

44

3

Kristin Hickman (Minnesota)

360

46

4

Mark Gergen (UC-Berkeley)

280

60

In our article, Ranking Law Schools: Using SSRN to Measure Scholarly Performance, 81 Ind. L.J. 83, 120-22 (2006), Bernie Black (Northwestern) and I examined the Top 25 tax faculty as measured by SSRN downloads, a practice I update monthly on TaxProf Blog.  Five of the most-cited tax faculty (Avi-Yonah, Fleischer, Kaplow, Shaviro, Weisbach) also are five of the most-downloaded tax faculty.

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May 21, 2016 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN LogoSSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through May 1, 2016) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

 

 

All-Time

 

Recent

1

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

56,012

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

10,555

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

32,036

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4479

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

31,056

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3702

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

26,620

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2461

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

25,850

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2366

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,306

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1892

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,719

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1850

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

21,052

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1776

9

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,965

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1759

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,768

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1747

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,807

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1688

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

17,814

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1683

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,933

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1670

14