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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:

Name

School

Citations

Age

Louis Kaplow

Harvard

 1080

62

Kristin Hickman

Minnesota

   395

48

Brian Galle

Georgetown

   320

45

Mark Gergen

UC-Berkeley

   260

62

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.

In our article, Pursuing a Tax LLM Degree: Where?, Jennifer M. Kowal (Loyola-L.A.), Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.), Theodore P. Seto(Loyola-L.A.) and I used a variation of Leiter's methodology in conducting a citation count study of the faculty in the thirteen graduate tax programs ranked at least once in the U.S. News tax rankings over the prior four years (pp. 28-29):

Rank

Graduate Tax Program Faculty

Citations

1

NYU

1917

2

Florida

1181

3

Georgetown

861

4

Miami

799

5

Northwestern

667

6

Boston University

614

7

Loyola-L.A.

475

8

San Diego

377

9

Villanova

177

10

SMU

139

11

Chapman

112

12

U. Washington

75

13

Denver

42

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2018/08/the-10-most-cited-tax-faculty.html

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Comments

It's not very encouraging that the average age is around 55

Posted by: mike livingston | Aug 30, 2018 4:15:06 AM