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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through October 1, 2018) 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.)

176,646

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

104,534

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

113,132

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

101,579

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

109,012

David Gamage (Indiana)

96,359

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

106,906

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 

95,948

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

106,213

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

95,447

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

103,059

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

95,249

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

98,817

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

93,267

8

David Kamin (NYU)

95,623

David Kamin (NYU)

93,157

9

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

95,655

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

93,050

10

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)

94,914

Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 

92,782

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

93,163

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 

92,627

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

41,087

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,052

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

35,261

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)  

3,787

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,742

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,701

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

30,264

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,580

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

25,717

Kirk Stark (UCLA) 

3,449

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

25,157

Joe Bankman (Stanford) 

3,384

18

Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine)

24,875

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,295

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,983

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) 

3,010

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,762

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)  

2,496

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

23,102

Ruth Mason (Virginia) 

2,463

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,944

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.) 

2,437

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,467

Hugh Ault (Boston College) 

2,241

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

20,999

Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 

2,226

25

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,461

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

2,123

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 9, 2018 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through September 1, 2018) 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.)

174,737

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

103,235

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

111,729

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

100,208

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

107,618

David Gamage (Indiana)

95,192

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

105,727

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

94,680

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

104,746

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

94,191

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

101,644

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

93,916

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

97,643

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

92,285

8

David Kamin (NYU)

94,448

David Kamin (NYU)

92,013

9

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

94,379

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

91,930

10

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)

93,763

Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 

91,561

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

91,934

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 

91,487

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

40,836

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,135

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

35,037

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,741

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,685

Jacob Goldin (Stanford) 

3,671

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

30,136

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,568

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

25,435

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,343

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

25,051

Kirk Stark (UCLA)    

3,322

18

Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine)

24,820

Joe Bankman (Stanford) 

3,251

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,925

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis) 

2,902

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,729

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)  

2,554

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

23,062

Ruth Mason (Virginia) 

2,431

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,908

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.) 

2,403

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,427

Hugh Ault (Boston College) 

2,291

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

20,748

Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 

2,135

25

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,411

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

2,037

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 27, 2018 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The 10 Most-Cited Tax Faculty

Brian Leiter (Chicago) has updated his ranking of the Ten Most-Cited Tax Faculty to now cover the 2013-2017 period (see prior rankings:  2000-2007, 2005-20102009-2013, 2010-2014):

Rank

Name

School

Citations

Age

1

Michael Graetz

Columbia

390

74

2

Reuven Avi-Yonah

Michigan

370

61

 

David Weisbach

Chicago

370

55

4

Daniel Shaviro

NYU

340

61

5

Victor Fleischer

UC-Irvine

300

47

 

Lawrence Zelenak

Duke

300

60

7

Leandra Lederman

Indiana

240

52

8

Edward McCaffery

USC

220

60

 

Edward Zelinsky

Cardozo

220

68

10

Alan Auerbach

UC-Berkeley

215

67

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

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August 29, 2018 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through August 1, 2018) 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.)

173,092

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

102,221

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

110,478

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

98,032

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

106,007

David Gamage (Indiana)

93,773

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

104,874

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

93,120

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

102,450

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

92,756

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

99,942

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

92,738

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

96,804

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

91,475

8

David Kamin (NYU)

93,433

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

91,161

9

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)

93,133

David Kamin (NYU)

91,007

10

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

92,874

Rebecca Kysar (Fordham)

90,845

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

91,101

Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 

90,743

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

40,573

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,123

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

34,846

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,661

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,612

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,638

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

30,068

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,356

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

25,237

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)

3,007

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

24,965

Kirk Stark (UCLA)    

2,645

18

Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine)

24,768

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

2,587

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,895

Joe Bankman (Stanford) 

2,501

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,695

Ruth Mason (Virginia) 

2,385

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

23,021

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.) 

2,381

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,870

Hugh Ault (Boston College) 

2,345

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,370

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

2,219

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

20,662

Kyle Rozema (Chicago) 

2,217

25

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,374

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

2,036

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 22, 2018 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through July 1, 2018) 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.)

168,172

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

97,797

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

106,514

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

94,022

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

101,928

David Gamage (Indiana)

89,780

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

100,987

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

89,152

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

97,845

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

88,898

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

95,894

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

88,702

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

92,935

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

87,653

8

David Kamin (NYU)

89,279

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

87,424

9

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

89,044

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

86,895

10

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

88,797

David Kamin (NYU)

86,891

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

87,238

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

86,790

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

40,328

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,066

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

34,673

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,605

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,532

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,594

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

29,943

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,417

16

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

24,937

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)

2,794

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

24,870

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine) 

2,629

18

Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine)

24,707

Kirk Stark (UCLA)   

2,435

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,855

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2,386

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,644

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

2,358

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,968

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.)   

2,349

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,824

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)  

2,325

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,304

Joe Bankman (Stanford) 

2,290

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

20,558

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

2,151

25

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,341

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

2,036

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 11, 2018 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through June 1, 2018) 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.)

165,731

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

96,082

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

104,949

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

92,055

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

100,276

David Gamage (Indiana)

88,485

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

99,505

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

87,770

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

95,786

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

87,629

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

94,274

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

87,125

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

91,445

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

86,248

8

David Kamin (NYU)

87,750

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

86,000

9

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

87,549

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

85,559

10

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

87,218

David Kamin (NYU)

85,395

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

85,777

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

85,305

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

40,103

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,064

13

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

34,500

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,621

14

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,465

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,582

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

29,863

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,516

16

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

24,812

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)

2,654

17

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

24,679

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine) 

2,636

18

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,650

Hugh Ault (Boston College

2,423

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,803

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.) 

2,314

20

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,629

Kirk Stark (UCLA)     

2,304

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,931

Ruth Mason (Virginia)    

2,286

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,781

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)  

2,236

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,255

Stephen Shay (Harvard)  

2,142

24

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

20,359

Ed Kleinbard (USC)  

2,135

25

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,306

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1,737

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 13, 2018 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN 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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through May 1, 2018) 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.)

164,218

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

95,567

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

103,908

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

90,782

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

98,839

David Gamage (Indiana)

87,310

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

98,670

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

86,743

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

94,258

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

86,617

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

92,956

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

85,829

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

90,608

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

85,540

8

David Kamin (NYU)

86,943

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

85,254

9

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

86,612

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

84,752

10

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

85,918

David Kamin (NYU)

84,654

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

84,964

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

84,391

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

39,750

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,047

13

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,389

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,575

14

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

34,267

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,533

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

29,739

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,504

16

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

24,689

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

2,587

17

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,606

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2,487

18

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

24,259

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2,314

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,743

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.)   

2,244

20

Gladriel Shobe (NYU)

23,591

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

2,178

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,827

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)

2,158

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,725

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2,153

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,201

Ruth Mason (Virginia)    

2,113

24

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,267

Kirk Stark (UCLA)

1,829

25

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

20,267

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1,730

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 22, 2018 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through  April 1, 2018) 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.)

162,345

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

94,878

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

102,395

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

89,272

3

David Gamage (Indiana)

97,539

David Gamage (Indiana)

86,498

4

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

97,493

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

85,438

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

92,522

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

84,622

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

91,692

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

84,594

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

89,424

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

84,544

8

David Kamin (NYU)

85,789

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

84,268

9

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

85,480

David Kamin (NYU)

83,610

10

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

84,703

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

83,605

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

83,815

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

83,283

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

39,415

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,060

13

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,293

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,558

14

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

33,970

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,467

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

29,458

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,465

16

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

24,557

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2,971

17

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,519

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2,529

18

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

23,857

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

2,414

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,657

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

2,286

20

Gladriel Shobe (NYU)

23,578

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2,158

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,769

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.)

2,117

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,648

Jacon Goldin (Stanford)

2,099

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

21,101

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1,966

24

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,227

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1,815

25

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

20,061

Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College)

1,805

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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Monday, April 2, 2018

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.  This ranking includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through  March 1, 2018) 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.)

159,281

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

93,128

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

99,680

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

86,625

3

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

95,469

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

82,835

4

David Gamage (Indiana)

95,415

David Gamage (Indiana)

84,550

5

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

89,761

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

83,665

6

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

89,552

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

82,847

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

87,390

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

82,407

8

David Kamin (NYU)

83,800

David Kamin (NYU)

81,953

9

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

83,509

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

82,501

10

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

82,573

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

81,332

11

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

81,803

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

81,595

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

38,997

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,047

13

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,177

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,642

14

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

33,650

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,377

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

29,342

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,349

16

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,436

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2,684

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

24,398

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2,566

18

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,601

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

2,363

19

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,546

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

2,199

20

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

23,382

William Brynes (Texas A&M)

2,170

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,717

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2,154

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,566

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1,990

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,978

Jacob Goldin (Stanford)

1,974

24

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,188

Sam Donaldson (Georgia St.)

1,968

25

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,967

Shu-Yi Oei (Boston College)

1,843

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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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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.  This is the first monthly ranking that includes downloads from two 30- and 35-page papers by 12 tax professors on the new tax legislation that garnered a lot of media attention (including the New York Times and Washington Post) and generated a massive amount of downloads (the papers are the most downloaded papers over the past 12 months across all of SSRN and the most downloaded tax papers of all-time by over 200%).  See Brian Leiter (Chicago), 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings. (For some reason, Mitchell Kane (NYU) — the twelfth academic co-author of the two papers — is not included in the SSRN download rankings (although the downloads are included on his individual author page)).  Here is the new list (through  January 1, 2018) 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.)

143,645

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

80,955

2

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

86,331

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

71,598

3

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

82,186

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

71,304

4

David Gamage (Indiana)

81,164

David Gamage (Indiana)

70,836

5

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

75,456

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

69,923

6

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

74,567

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

69,722

7

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

74,158

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

69,419

8

David Kamin (NYU)

70,740

David Kamin (NYU)

68,960

9

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

70,479

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

68,374

10

Ari Glogower (Ohio State)

68,541

Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn)

68,368

11

Manoj Viswanathan (Hastings)

68,374

Ari Golgower (Ohio State)

68,343

12

Michael Simkovic (USC)

34,013

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,042

13

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

34,013

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3,479

14

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

32,864

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3,398

15

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,986

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3,310

16

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,283

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3,028

17

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

24,028

Andy Grewal (Iowa)

2,859

18

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

23,504

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2,661

19

Jim Hines (Michigan)

23,466

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2,655

20

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

22,918

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2,507

21

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,524

WIlliam Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2,284

22

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,422

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2,255

23

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,056

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

2,090

24

David Weisbach (Chicago)

20,051

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

1,913

25

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,787

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1,839

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, 2018 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Leiter: 11 Tax Profs Blow Up The SSRN Download Rankings

SSRN LogoBrian Leiter (Chicago), SSRN Download Rankings Now Measure Mentions in Newspapers:

The top 11 "most downloaded" law authors in the last 12 months are eleven tax professors who co-authored two papers on the recent tax overhaul, which garnered a prominent mention in The New York Times, leading to more than 70,000 downloads in the last month.  For 10 of these 11 tax professors, these two NYT-plugged papers constitute 95% or more of all their downloads. ... Farewell to SSRN downloads as a metric of any interest for at least a year!

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January 9, 2018 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 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 December 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.)

74,442

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

22,319

2

Michael Simkovic (USC)

38,095

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

13,009

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,900

D, Dharmapala (Chicago)

3569

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

32,606

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

3519

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,866

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3443

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,212

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3388

7

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

23,871

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3020

8

James Hines (Michigan)

23,354

David Gamage (Indiana)

2895

9

Gladriel Shobe (BYU)

22,768

Andy Grewal (Iowa)

2878

10

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

22,690

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2676

11

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,477

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2579

12

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,388

Kyle Rozema (Chicago)

2532

13

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,774

Daniel Hemel (Chicago)

2517

14

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,999

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2412

15

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,713

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2283

16

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

18,905

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

2127

17

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,887

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

1967

18

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

18,513

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1895

19

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

18,198

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1853

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

18,144

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1796

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

17,946

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

1746

22

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,867

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1650

23

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,676

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

1617

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

16,046

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1591

25

David Walker (BU)

15,860

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

1508

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

Thursday, November 30, 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 November 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.)

73,183

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,822

2

Michael Simkovic (USC)

37,730

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

5530

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,777

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3753

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

32,255

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3501

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,745

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3430

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,117

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

2995

7

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

23,699

David Gamage (Indiana)

2948

8

James Hines (Michigan)

23,265

Andy Grewal (Iowa)

2905

9

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

22,337

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2709

10

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,449

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2648

11

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,301

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2410

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,647

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2222

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,926

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

2050

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,589

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

2038

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,735

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2007

16

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

18,463

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1862

17

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

18,446

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

1761

18

Francine Lipman (UNLV))

18,078

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1661

19

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

17,986

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1579

20

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

17,792

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1574

21

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,781

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

1558

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,662

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

1544

23

Steven Bank (UCLA)

15,957

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1519

24

David Walker (BU)

15,827

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1496

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

14,344

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

1483

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 30, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tax Profs Among The Top 15 Faculty In Leiter's '24 Law Schools That Might Be In The Top 20'

In Top 20 Law Faculties in Terms of Scholarly Excellence, Brian Leiter lists the Top 15 professors by citations at the "24 Law Schools That Might Be In The Top 20":  Boston University, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, NYU, Pennsylvania, Stanford, Texas, UC-Berkeley, UC-Irvine, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington University, and Yale.  Nine Tax Profs are among the Top 15 faculty at these schools, including three at USC:

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November 5, 2017 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 1, 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 October 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.)

72,112

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,456

2

Michael Simkovic (USC)

37,386

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

7585

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,609

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3792

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

31,996

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3489

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,618

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3400

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

24,032

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

2978

7

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

23,474

Andy Grewal (Iowa)

2940

8

James Hines (Michigan)

23,181

David Gamage (Indiana)

2926

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,268

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2598

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,243

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2451

11

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

22,137

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2079

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,565

Hugh Ault (Boston College)

2075

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,790

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

2027

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,293

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

1891

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,735

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1801

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

18,366

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1771

17

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,969

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1759

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,924

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1656

19

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

17,883

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1590

20

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,734

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1549

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

17,654

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

1491

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,634

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

1486

23

Steven Bank (UCLA)

15,762

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1465

24

David Walker (BU)

15,759

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

1450

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

14,286

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1439

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 1, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 13, 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 September 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.)

71,502

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,589

2

Michael Simkovic (USC)

37,095

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

9108

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,494

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3828

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

31,694

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3519

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,524

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3307

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,957

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3086

7

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

23,528

David Gamage (Indiana)

2863

8

James Hines (Michigan)

23,124

Andy Grewal (Iowa)

2830

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,216

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2572

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,199

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2569

11

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

21,867

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

2115

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,482

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2089

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,694

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

2018

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,183

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1816

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,659

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1710

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

18,312

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1707

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,996

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1646

18

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,822

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1625

19

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

17,813

Jeffrey Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1580

20

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,680

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

1509

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

17,519

Stephen Shay (Harvard)

1502

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,615

Cliff Fleming (BYU)

1455

23

David Walker (BU)

15,739

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1453

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

15,512

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1431

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

14,227

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1424

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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Tuesday, August 15, 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 August 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.)

70,871

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,534

2

Michael Simkovic (USC)

36,914

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

9112

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,387

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3972

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

31,470

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3733

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,394

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3220

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,912

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3159

7

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

23,101

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2969

8

James Hines (Michigan)

23,047

David Gamage (Indiana)

2720

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,174

Andy Grewal (Iowa)

2708

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,152

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2491

11

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

21,599

Daniel Shaviro (NYU)

2285

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,401

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2057

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,548

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

1927

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,128

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1893

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,502

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1671

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

18,248

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1626

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,856

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1622

18

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,755

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1575

19

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

17,740

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1562

20

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,613

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

1551

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

17,394

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1495

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,600

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1482

23

David Walker (BU)

15,720

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

1420

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,933

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1395

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

14,149

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1389

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 15, 2017 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 1, 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 July 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.)

70,375

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,771

2

Michael Simkovic (USC)

36,723

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

9186

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,320

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4039

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

31,256

Michael Simkovic (USC)

3900

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,327

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3277

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,861

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3146

7

James Hines (Michigan)

23,003

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2969

8

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

22,943

David Gamage (Indiana)

2699

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,146

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

2511

10

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

22,096

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2506

11

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

21,343

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

2104

12

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

20,357

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

2022

13

David Weisbach (Chicago)

19,477

Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)

1893

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

19,048

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1686

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

18,424

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

1665

16

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

18,203

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1650

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

17,807

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1649

18

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

17,655

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1625

19

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

17,616

Brian Galle (Georgetown)

1551

20

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

17,583

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

1533

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

17,297

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1508

22

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,560

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1474

23

David Walker (BU)

15,692

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1388

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

14,884

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1388

25

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

14,052

Gregg Polsky (Georgia)

1387

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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Thursday, July 6, 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 June 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.)

69,648

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

12,832

2

Michael Simkovic (USC)

36,521

Lily Batchelder (NYU)

9116

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

33,215

Michael Simkovic (USC)

4082

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

30,984

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

4063

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

28,232

Michael Graetz (Columbia)

3343

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

23,802

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

3040

7

James Hines (Michigan)

22,930

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2834

8

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

22,677

David Weisbach (Chicago)

2521

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

22,126