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

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

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

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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January 28, 2016 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (1)

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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December 17, 2015 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

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)

1176

25

Steven Bank (UCLA)

12,466

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1163

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 25, 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 August 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)

47,795

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

7284

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

29,046

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5597

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

28,393

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4493

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

24,592

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3979

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

24,131

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

3289

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

21,034

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2591

7

James Hines (Michigan)

20,904

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2051

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,142

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)

1914

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19,868

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1780

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

18,547

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1777

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

17,691

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1771

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,123

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1647

13

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

15.958

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1633

14

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,749

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1546

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

15,694

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley)

1411

16

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

15,548

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1390

17

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

15,524

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1359

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

15,358

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1268

19

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,286

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1245

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,881

James Hines (Michigan)

1194

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,622

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1186

22

David Walker (BU)

14,391

Joe Bankman (Stanford)

1178

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

13,569

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1096

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,843

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1062

25

Steven Bank (UCLA)

12,182

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1048

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 25, 2015 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 9, 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 July 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)

47,187

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

7066

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

28,903

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5607

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

28,133

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4511

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

24,479

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3939

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

23,936

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

3289

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,978

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2636

7

James Hines (Michigan)

20,834

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2057

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

20,075

Omri Marian (Florida)

1958

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19,824

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1851

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

18,453

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1736

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

17,584

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1726

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

16,035

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1666

13

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

15.749

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1639

14

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15,742

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley)

1519

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

15,598

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1492

16

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

15,386

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1466

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

15,344

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1413

18

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

15,262

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1372

19

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,231

James Hines (Michigan)

1208

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,785

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1208

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,558

Joe Bankman (Stanford)

1145

22

David Walker (BU)

14,358

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1137

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

13,413

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1111

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,810

Ruth Mason (Virginia)

1086

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

12,095

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1067

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 9, 2015 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 24, 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 June 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)

46,303

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan)

6594

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

28,757

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5583

3

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

27,841

Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall)

4472

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

24,245

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3789

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

23,576

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

3236

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,920

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2687

7

James Hines (Michigan)

20,729

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2239

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19.983

Omri Marian (Florida)

1963

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19,752

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1878

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

18,340

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1706

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

17,484

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1620

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,929

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1592

13

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15.712

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley)

1550

14

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

15,601

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1498

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

15,511

William Byrnes (Texas A&M)

1449

16

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

15,278

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1446

17

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

15,165

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1381

18

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,158

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1370

19

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

15,020

James Hines (Michigan)

1187

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,714

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1159

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,513

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1138

22

David Walker (BU)

14,321

Carter Bishop (Penn)

1130

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

13,298

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1119

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,774

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

1074

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

12,059

David Weisbach (Chicago)

1074

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 24, 2015 in Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 27, 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 May 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 (Mich.)

45,422

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6349

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

28,592

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5544

3

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

27,541

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4574

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

24,071

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

3270

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

22,855

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

3203

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,821

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2880

7

James Hines (Michigan)

20,614

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2248

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19.907

Omri Marian (Florida)

1950

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19,612

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1865

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

18,172

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1750

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

17,378

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1620

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,836

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

1603

13

Dennis Ventry (UC-Davis)

15.664

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley)

1530

14

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

15,445

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

1502

15

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

15,429

Jen Kowal (Loyola-L.A.)

1489

16

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

15,162

William Byrnes (T. Jefferson)

1389

17

David Weisbach (Chicago)

15,096

Dick Harvey (Villanova)

1337

18

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

15,079

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

1282

19

Brad Borden (Brooklyn)

14,896

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

1224

20

Francine Lipman (UNLV)

14,616

James Hines (Michigan)

1189

21

Bridget Crawford (Pace)

14,443

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

1151

22

David Walker (BU)

14,274

Chris Sanchirico (Penn)

1130

23

Dan Shaviro (NYU)

13,105

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

1119

24

Herwig Schlunk (Vanderbilt)

12,746

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

1117

25

Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore)

12,038

Christopher Hoyt (UMKC)

1078

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 27, 2015 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 8, 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 April 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 (Mich.)

44,724

Reuven Avi-Yonah (Mich.)

6244

2

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

28,356

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

5725

3

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

26,707

Michael Simkovic (S. Hall)

4175

4

Louis Kaplow (Harvard)

23,914

Gregg Polsky (N. Carolina)

3113

5

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

22,287

D. Dharmapala (Chicago)

2906

6

Vic Fleischer (San Diego)

20,700

Paul Caron (Pepperdine)

2868

7

James Hines (Michigan)

20,529

Richard Ainsworth (BU)

2231

8

Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)

19.791

Omri Marian (Florida)

1916

9

Richard Kaplan (Illinois)

19,515

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

1753

10

Ed Kleinbard (USC)

18,005

Robert Sitkoff (Harvard)

1703

11

Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.)

17,220

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley)

1656

12

Carter Bishop (Suffolk)

15,748

Jeff Kwall (Loyola-Chicago)

1611