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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

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

16,913

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1595

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

16,799

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1575

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

16,768

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1554

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,521

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1545

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,385

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1482

19

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

16,016

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1428

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

15,862

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1426

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,557

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1387

22

David Walker (BU)

14,988

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1373

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

14,791

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1306

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

13,314

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1273

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,161

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1246

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

Friday, April 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 April 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.)

55,096

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich)

10,291

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

31,513

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4590

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

30,679

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3936

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

26,229

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2316

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

25,639

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2218

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,198

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1892

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,571

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1863

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

20,893

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1737

9

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,843

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1737

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,617

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1635

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,629

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1622

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

17,517

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1608

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,821

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1605

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

16,772

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1586

15

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

16,688

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1580

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

16,656

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1549

17

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,399

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1496

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,270

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1405

19

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,925

Steven Bank (UCLA)

1384

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

15,720

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1377

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,399

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1344

22

David Walker (BU)

14,917

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1331

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

14,568

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1297

24

Steven Bank (UCLA)

13,194

William Byrnes  (Texas A&M)

1236

25

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,131

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1209

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, March 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 March 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.)

54,150

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich)

9988

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

30,903

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4778

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

30,485

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3897

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

25,873

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2436

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

25,518

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2238

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

22,042

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1912

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,480

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1870

8

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

20,727

Robert Sitkkoff (Harvard)

1842

9

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,717

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1741

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,431

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

1723

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,469

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1611

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

17,322

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1588

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,709

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1548

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

16,557

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1536

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,281

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1479

16

David Weisbach (Chicago)

16,520

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1467

17

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

16,168

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1434

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,136

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1431

19

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,897

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1283

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

15,616

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1192

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,299

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1147

22

David Walker (BU)

14,867

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1146

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

14,465

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1135

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,082

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1128

25

Steven Bank (UCLA)

12,719

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1052

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, February 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 February 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.)

53,141

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich)

9542

2

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

30,484

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4694

3

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

30,284

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3932

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

25,384

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2527

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

25,252

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2181

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

21,946

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2019

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,414

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1861

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,550

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1847

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

20,279

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1696

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,282

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1676

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,332

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1673

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

17,089

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1526

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,614

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1525

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

16,305

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1490

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,182

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1478

16

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,064

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1453

17

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

15,968

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1413

18

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,917

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1340

19

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,873

Francine Lipman (UNLV))

1212

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

15,523

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1155

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,050

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1133

22

David Walker (BU)

14,799

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1131

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

14,341

Yariv Brauner (Florida)

1093

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,048

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1085

25

Steven Bank (UCLA)

12,659

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1063

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, January 28, 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 January 3, 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 (Michigan)

52,118

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

8947

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

30,103

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4604

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

30,085

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3880

4

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

25,319

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2617

5

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

25,252

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2150

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

21,835

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2073

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,344

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1845

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,482

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1825

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

20,115

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

1816

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,193

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1722

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,223

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1539

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

16,883

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1499

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,537

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1480

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

16,210

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1471

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,094

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1460

16

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

16,010

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1396

17

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,855

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1389

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

15,821

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1349

19

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,727

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1333

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

15,471

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1229

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

15,000

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1186

22

David Walker (BU)

14,708

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1167

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

14,237

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1125

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

13,009

James Hines (Michigan)

1083

25

Steven Bank (UCLA)

12,592

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1068

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, December 17, 2015

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, 2015) 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 (Michigan)

51,061

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

8464

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

29,956

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4599

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

29,764

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3828

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

25,115

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2771

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

25,064

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

2240

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

21,661

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2097

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,274

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2076

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,413

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1849

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

20,072

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1828

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

19,067

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1791

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,125

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1719

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

16,691

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1504

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,456

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1478

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

16,131

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1446

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

16,032

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1397

16

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

15,883

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1332

17

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,837

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1328

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

15,718

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1318

19

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,640

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1239

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

15,379

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1231

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,903

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1184

22

David Walker (BU)

14,658

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1173

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

14,167

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1141

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,969

Jordan Barry (San Diego)

1136

25

Steven Bank (UCLA)

12,532

James Hines (Michigan)

1097

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, November 11, 2015

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, 2015) 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 (Michigan)

50,040

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

8134

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

29,805

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4568

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

29,359

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3844

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

24,974

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

3360

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

24,824

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2910

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

21,424

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

2143

7

James Hines (Michigan)

21,152

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2112

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,365

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1829

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

20,018

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1819

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

18,921

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1743

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

18,031

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1719

12

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

16,549

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1545

13

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,382

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1499

14

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

15,987

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1368

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

15,974

Jack Manhire (Texas A&M)

1366

16

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,822

Chris Hoyt (UMKC)

1341

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

15,770

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1311

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

15,622

Joe Bankman (Stanford)

1304

19

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,526

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1284

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

15,238

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1274

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,827

Nancy McLaughlin (Utah)

1239

22

David Walker (BU)

14,575

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1206

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

13,969

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley)

1204

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,938

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)