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Monday, August 30, 2021

The 10 Most-Cited Tax Faculty

Following up on last week's post, The Most-Cited Tax Faculty At The 68 Most-Cited Law Schools:  Brian Leiter (Chicago) has updated his ranking of the Ten Most-Cited Tax Faculty to now cover the 2016-2020 period (see prior most-cited tax faculty rankings: 2000-20072005-20102009-20132010-2014, 2013-2017):

Rank Name School Citations Age
1 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 420 64
2 Michael Graetz Columbia 380 77
3 David Weisbach Chicago 310 58
4 Daniel Shaviro NYU 300 64
5 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 270 50
  Lawrence Zelenak Duke 270 63
7 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 210 70
  Joseph Bankman Stanford 210 66
9 David Gamage Indiana 200 43
10 Leandra Lederman Indiana 190 55

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

Name School Citations Age 
Louis Kaplow Harvard 950 65
Daniel Hemel Chicago 500 36
Kristin Hickman Minnesota 440 51
Brian Galle Georgetown 290 48
Yair Listokin Yale 230 46

Leiter notes the limitations of the Westlaw database in counting only citations in law reviews compared to the broader coverage in Google Scholar:  Jim Hines (Michigan) had over 5,000 citations in Google Scholar in 2016-2020 but less than 190 citations in Westlaw. 

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/08/the-10-most-cited-tax-faculty.html

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