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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2024) 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)  228,882 1 Jonathan Choi (USC) 25,712
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 132,793 2 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,337
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 128,134 3 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 10,825
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 127,790 4 David Gamage (Missouri-Columbia) 4,082
5 David Gamage (Missouri-Columbia) 127,531 5 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,044
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 119,435 6 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 3,883
7 David Kamin (NYU) 114,704 7 Kyle Rozema (Northwestern) 3,785
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    108,735 8 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     3,619
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-SF) 105,045 9 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 3,466
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 104,590 10 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 3,327
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 104,134 11 Steve Black (Texas Tech) 3,319
12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 52,713 12 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,215
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 49,124 13 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,116
14 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 42,364 14 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,945
15 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 41,881 15 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,882
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 39,257 16 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,850
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 38,762 17 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,618
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 34,044 18 David Weisbach (Chicago) 2,521
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 32,525 19 Jordan Barry (USC) 2,501
20 Jonathan Choi (USC) 32,374 20 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,301
21 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 31,641 21 John Brooks (Fordham) 2,282
22 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 30,639 22 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 2,246
23 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,981 23 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,174
24 Jim Hines (Michigan) 28,912 24 Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.) 2,084
25 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 28,881 25 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 1,983

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February 27, 2024 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The 50 Most Downloaded U.S. Tax Law Professors Of 2023

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Rank Name School Downloads
1 Jonathan Choi USC 29,281
2 Amy Monahan Minnesota 18,105
3 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 15,385
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 11,552
5 David Gamage Missouri-Columbia 4,259
6 Bridget Crawford Pace 4,116
7 Daniel Hemel NYU 4,113
8 Kyle Rozema Northwestern 3,756
9 Kim Clausing UCLA 3,576
10 D. Dharmapala UC-Berkeley 3,457
11 Louis Kaplow Harvard 3,448
12 Zachary Liscow Yale 3,442
13 Steve Black Texas Tech 3,435
14 Ruth Mason Virginia 3,319
15 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 3,065
16 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 2,991
17 Brad Borden Brooklyn 2,959
18 Young Ran (Christine) Kim Cardozo 2,536
19 Richard Ainsworth Boston University 2,530
20 Brian Galle Georgetown 2,426
21 Jordan Barry USC 2,407
22 John Brooks Fordham 2,259
23 Dan Shaviro NYU 2,237
24 David Weisbach Chicago 2,231
25 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 2,223
26 Lily Batchelder NYU 2,030
27 Michael Simkovic USC 1,811
28 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 1,793
29 Edward McCaffery USC 1,782
30 Richard Kaplan Illinois 1,770
31 Victoria Haneman Creighton 1,763
32 Neil Buchanan Florida 1,709
33 Richard Pomp Connecticut 1,690
34 David Kamin NYU 1,609
35 Yariv Brauner Florida 1,604

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January 30, 2024 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

2024 Tax Prof Rankings: Google Scholar H-Index Since 2019

Google Scholar (2015)Yesterday, I posted Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 109 tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on January 9). The Google Scholar H-Index Since 2019 rankings are below. If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me.

Rank Name School Google Scholar
H-Index (Since 2019)
1 Joel Slemrod Michigan 56
2 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 41
3 James Hines Michigan 31
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 26
5 Dhammika Dharmapala UC-Berkeley 23
6 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 22
7 Jacob Goldin Chicago 21
8 David Weisbach Chicago 20
9 Daniel Hemel NYU 19
9 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 19
11 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 17
11 Edward McCaffery USC 17
11 Dan Shaviro NYU 17
11 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 17
11 Eric Zolt UCLA 17
16 Brian Galle Georgetown 15
16 Kyle Logue Michigan 15
18 Yariv Brauner Florida 14
19 Bridget Crawford Pace 13
19 Nancy Knauer Temple 13
19 Zachary Liscow Yale 13
19 Ruth Mason Virginia 13
19 Diane Ring Boston College 13
19 Kyle Rozema Washington Univ. 13
25 Dorothy Brown Georgetown 12
25 Andrew Hayashi Virginia 12
25 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 12
25 Michael Simkovic USC 12
25 Lawrence Zelenak Duke 12
30 Steven Bank UCLA 11
30 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 11
30 Clifton Fleming BYU 11
30 David Gamage Missouri (Columbia) 11
30 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 11
30 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 11
30 James Repetti Boston College 11
30 Chris Sanchirico Penn 11
38 Hugh Ault Boston College 10
38 Kathleen Delaney Thomas North Carolina 10
38 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 10
38 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 10
38 Susan Morse Texas 10
38 Shu-Yi Oei Duke 10
38 Leigh Osofsky North Carolina 10
38 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 10
38 Stephen Shay Boston College 10
38 Linda Sugin Fordham 10
38 David Walker Boston Univ. 10
49 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 9
49 Leslie Book Villanova 9
49 John Brooks Fordham 9
49 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 9
49 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 9
49 Jay Soled Rutgers 9
55 Jordan Barry USC 8
55 Samuel Brunson Loyola-Chicago 8
55 Paul Caron Pepperdine 8
55 Jonathan Choi USC 8
55 John Coverdale Seton Hall 8
55 Michael Doran Virginia 8
55 Ari Glogower Northwestern 8
55 Anthony Infanti Pittsburgh 8
55 Linda Jellum Idaho 8
55 Henry Ordower St. Louis 8
55 Dennis Ventry UC-Davis 8

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January 24, 2024 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

2024 Tax Prof Rankings: Google Scholar H-Index All

Google Scholar (2015)Below are the updated Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 107 U.S. tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on January 9). If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me

Rank Name School Google Scholar
H-Index (All)
1 Joel Slemrod Michigan 97
2 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 94
3 James Hines Michigan 66
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 39
5 David Weisbach Chicago 36
6 Dan Shaviro NYU 35
7 Dhammika Dharmapala UC-Berkeley 33
8 Edward McCaffery USC 30
9 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 29
10 Brian Galle Georgetown 28
11 Lawrence Zelenak Duke 27
11 Eric Zolt UCLA 27
13 Kyle Logue Michigan 26
14 Chris Sanchirico Penn 25
14 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 25
16 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 24
16 Nancy Knauer Temple 24
18 Steven Bank UCLA 23
18 Jacob Goldin Chicago 23
18 Daniel Hemel NYU 23
21 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 22
22 Diane Ring Boston College 21
23 Dorothy Brown Georgetown 20
24 Yariv Brauner Florida 19
24 Richard Kaplan Illinois 19
24 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 19
27 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 18
27 Bridget Crawford Pace 18
27 Ruth Mason Virginia 18
30 Paul Caron Pepperdine 17
30 Clifton Fleming BYU 17
30 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 17
30 Richard Pomp Connecticut 17
30 James Repetti Boston College 17
30 Jay Soled Rutgers 17
30 David Walker Boston Univ. 17
37 Hugh Ault Boston College 16
37 John Coverdale Seton Hall 16
37 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 16
37 David Gamage Missouri (Columbia) 16
37 Anthony Infanti Pittsburgh 16
37 Shu-Yi Oei Duke 16
37 Gregg Polsky Georgia 16
37 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 16
37 Stephen Shay Boston College 16
37 Linda Sugin Fordham 16
47 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 15
47 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 15
49 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 14
49 Bradley Borden Brooklyn 14
49 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 14
49 Kyle Rozema Washington Univ. 14
49 Michael Simkovic USC 14
54 Terrence Chorvat George Mason 13
54 Andrew Hayashi Virginia 13
54 Linda Jellum Idaho 13
54 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 13
54 Zachary Liscow Yale 13
54 Susan Morse Texas 13
54 Henry Ordower St. Louis 13

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January 23, 2024 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  227,077 1 Jonathan Choi (USC) 26,538
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 131,935 2 Amy Monahan (Minnesota) 16,003
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 127,757 3 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 15,151
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 127,514 4 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,671
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 127,099 5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 4,310
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 119,064 6 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,271
7 David Kamin (NYU) 114,483 7 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 3,892
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    108,558 8 Kyle Rozema (Northwestern) 3,751
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-SF) 104,958 9 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,637
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 104,453 10 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 3,523
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 104,008 11 Steve Black (Texas Tech) 3,482
12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 52,183 12 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     3,468
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 48,811 13 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 3,274
14 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 41,923 14 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,230
15 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 41,659 15 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 3,197
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 39,001 16 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,093
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 38,241 17 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,969
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 33,593 18 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,764
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 32,023 19 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,526
20 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 31,093 20 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 2,428
21 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 30,450 21 Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.) 2,336
22 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,885 22 Jordan Barry (USC) 2,292
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 28,687 23 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,212
24 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 28,356 24 John R. Brooks (Fordham) 2,209
25 Jonathan Choi (USC) 28,282 25 David Weisbach (Chicago) 2,151

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December 20, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink

Thursday, November 30, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  226,070 1 Jonathan Choi (USC) 23,226
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 131,630 2 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 14,591
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 127,622 3 Amy Monahan (Minnesota) 13,483
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 127,324 4 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,588
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 126,793 5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 4,336
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 118,839 6 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,225
7 David Kamin (NYU) 114,326 7 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,021
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    108,470 8 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,777
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-SF) 104,876 9 Kyle Rozema (Northwestern) 3,765
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 104,363 10 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 3,470
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,932 11 Steve Black (Texas Tech) 3,435
12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 51,828 12 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 3,307
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 48,652 13 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,305
14 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 41,632 14 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     3,263
15 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 41,584 15 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,085
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 38,832 16 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,987
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 37,867 17 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,907
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 33,292 18 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,873
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 31,702 19 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 2,490
20 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 30,891 20 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,446
21 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 30,312 21 Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.) 2,361
22 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,821 22 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,280
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 28,559 23 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,134
24 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 27,939 24 John R. Brooks (Fordham) 2,094
25 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 27,476 25 David Weisbach (Chicago) 2,071

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November 30, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  225,052 1 Jonathan Choi (USC) 21,712
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 131,308 2 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 14,035
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 127,220 3 Amy Monahan (Minnesota) 12,826
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 127,078 4 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,498
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 126,119 5 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,263
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 118,382 6 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,143
7 David Kamin (NYU) 114,168 7 Kyle Rozema (Northwestern) 3,825
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    108,367 8 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 3,823
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-SF) 104,760 9 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,660
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 104,241 10 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,510
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,860 11 Steve Black (Texas Tech) 3,392
12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 51,467 12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 3,334
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 48,412 13 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     3,131
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 41,385 14 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 3,075
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 41,379 15 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,068
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 38,667 16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,909
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 37,548 17 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,798
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 33,053 18 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 2,440
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 31,496 19 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,438
20 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 30,653 20 Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.) 2,187
21 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 30,207 21 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,054
22 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,759 22 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,020
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 28,444 23 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 1,948
24 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 27,637 24 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,893
25 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 27,421 25 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,880

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October 25, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings | Permalink

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  223,943 1 Jonathan Choi (USC) 21,185
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 130,900 2 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 13,873
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 127,089 3 Amy Monahan (Minnesota) 12,675
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 126,906 4 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,711
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 125,678 5 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,438
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 118,115 6 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,289
7 David Kamin (NYU) 114,050 7 Kyle Rozema (Northwestern) 3,967
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    108,280 8 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 3,846
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-San Francisco) 104,695 9 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,702
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 104,118 10 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,577
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,795 11 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 3,411
12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 51,223 12 Steve Black (Texas Tech) 3,369
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 48,188 13 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,234
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 41,308 14 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 3,211
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 41,018 15 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     3,194
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 38,424 16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 3,008
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 37,250 17 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,874
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 32,837 18 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 2,488
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 31,320 19 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,470
20 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 30,435 20 Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.) 2,163
21 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 30,043 21 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,134
22 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,673 22 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,092
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 28,351 23 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,086
24 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 27,354 24 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,994
25 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 27,353 25 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,890

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October 3, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Updated 2023 Tax Prof Rankings By H-Index Since 2018 (Google Scholar)

Google Scholar (2015)Last year, Brian Leiter ranked the Top 75 law professors by citations as measured by Google Scholar H-Index All. Only two tax professors ranked in the Top 75:  Alan Auerbach (UC-Berkeley) and James Hines (Michigan). As Brian notes, many law professors do not have Google Scholar pages and citation counts vary by field. For more on the use of Google Scholar to measure law professor scholarly influence, see Gary Lucas (Texas A&M), Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017).

Yesterday I posted Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 100 tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on August 14). The Google Scholar H-Index Since 2018 rankings are below. If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me.

Rank Name School

Google Scholar H-index (Since 2018)

1 Joel Slemrod Michigan 57
2 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 44
3 James Hines Michigan 35
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 28
5 Dhammika Dharmapala UC-Berkeley 25
6 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 23
7 David Weisbach Chicago 21
8 Jacob Goldin Chicago 20
9 Daniel Hemel NYU 19
9 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 19
11 Edward McCaffery USC 18
11 Dan Shaviro NYU 18
11 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 18
11 Eric Zolt UCLA 18
15 Brian Galle Georgetown 17
15 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 17
15 Kyle Logue Michigan 17
18 Yariv Brauner Florida 14
18 Kyle Rozema Washington Univ. 14
20 Bridget Crawford Pace 13
20 Nancy Knauer Temple 13
20 Zachary Liscow Yale 13
20 Ruth Mason Virginia 13
20 Diane Ring Boston College 13
20 Lawrence Zelenak Duke 13
26 Clifton Fleming BYU 12
26 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 12
26 Chris Sanchirico Penn 12
26 Michael Simkovic USC 12
30 Hugh Ault Boston College 11
30 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 11
30 Dorothy Brown Georgetown 11
30 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 11
30 David Gamage Indiana (Maurer) 11
30 Andrew Hayashi Virginia 11
30 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 11
30 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 11
30 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 11
30 Susan Morse Texas 11
30 James Repetti Boston College 11
30 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 11
30 Stephen Shay Boston College 11
30 Linda Sugin Fordham 11
44 Steven Bank UCLA 10
44 Leslie Book Villanova 10
44 John Brooks Fordham 10
44 Kathleen Delaney Thomas North Carolina 10
44 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 10
44 Shu-Yi Oei Duke 10
44 Leigh Osofsky North Carolina 10
44 David Walker Boston Univ. 10
52 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 9
52 Linda Jellum Idaho 9
52 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 9
52 Jay Soled Rutgers 9

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August 24, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Updated 2023 Tax Prof Rankings By H-Index All (Google Scholar)

Google Scholar (2015)Last year, Brian Leiter ranked the Top 75 law professors by citations as measured by Google Scholar H-Index All. Only two tax professors ranked in the Top 75: Alan Auerbach (UC-Berkeley) and James Hines (Michigan). As Brian noted, many law professors do not have Google Scholar pages and citation counts vary by field. For more on the use of Google Scholar to measure law professor scholarly influence, see Gary Lucas (Texas A&M), Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017).

Below are the updated Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 100 U.S. tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on August 14). The updated Google Scholar H-Index Since 2018 rankings are here. If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me

Rank Name School Google Scholar H-index (All)
1 Joel Slemrod Michigan 96
2 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 93
3 James Hines Michigan 65
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 38
5 David Weisbach Chicago 35
6 Dan Shaviro NYU 34
7 Dhammika Dharmapala UC-Berkeley 33
8 Edward McCaffery USC 30
9 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 29
10 Brian Galle Georgetown 27
11 Kyle Logue Michigan 26
11 Lawrence Zelenak Duke 26
11 Eric Zolt UCLA 26
14 Chris Sanchirico Penn 25
14 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 25
16 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 24
16 Nancy Knauer Temple 24
18 Steven Bank UCLA 22
18 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 22
20 Jacob Goldin Chicago 21
20 Daniel Hemel NYU 21
20 Diane Ring Boston College 21
23 Dorothy Brown Georgetown 20
24 Richard Kaplan Illinois 19
24 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 19
26 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 18
26 Yariv Brauner Florida 18
26 Ruth Mason Virginia 18
29 Paul Caron Pepperdine 17
29 Bridget Crawford Pace 17
29 Clifton Fleming BYU 17
29 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 17
29 Jay Soled Rutgers 17
29 David Walker Boston Univ. 17
35 Hugh Ault Boston College 16
35 John Coverdale Seton Hall 16
35 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 16
35 David Gamage Indiana (Maurer) 16
35 Anthony Infanti Pittsburgh 16
35 Gregg Polsky Georgia 16
35 Richard Pomp Connecticut 16
35 James Repetti Boston College 16
35 Linda Sugin Fordham 16
44 Shu-Yi Oei Duke 15
44 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 15
44 Stephen Shay Boston College 15
47 Bradley Borden Brooklyn 14
47 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 14
47 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 14
47 Kyle Rozema Washington Univ. 14
47 Michael Simkovic USC 14
52 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 13
52 Terrence Chorvat George Mason 13
52 Linda Jellum Idaho 13
52 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 13
52 Zachary Liscow Yale 13
52 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 13
52 Susan Morse Texas 13
52 Henry Ordower St. Louis 13

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August 23, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, August 10, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  222,528 1 Jonathan Choi (USC) 16,114
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 130,439 2 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 12,169
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 126,914 3 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,356
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 126,685 4 Amy Monahan (Minnesota) 11,146
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 124,639 5 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,361
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 117,807 6 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,343
7 David Kamin (NYU) 113,844 7 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 3,880
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    108,166 8 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-McKinney)   3,467
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-San Francisco) 104,632 9 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,462
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,963 10 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,408
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,703 11 Steve Black (Texas Tech) 3,178
12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 50,826 12 D. Dharmapala (UC-Berkeley) 3,159
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 47,884 13 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,103
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 41,137 14 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,942
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 40,607 15 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,853
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 38,120 16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,802
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 36,645 17 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 2,742
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 32,504 18 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,711
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 30,957 19 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,089
20 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 30,155 20 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,043
21 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,936 21 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 2,003
22 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,581 22 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 1,990
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 28,181 23 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 1,986
24 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 27,286 24 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,839
25 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 26,891 25 David Weisbach (Chicago) 1,706

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August 10, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, June 29, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  221,713 1 Jonathan Choi (Minnesota) 14,800
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 130,244 2 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 12,005
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 126,790 3 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 11,491
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 126,561 4 Amy Monahan (Minnesota) 10,523
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 124,476 5 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,517
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 117,602 6 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,278
7 David Kamin (NYU) 113,744 7 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 3,686
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    108,099 8 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,560
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-San Francisco) 104,584 9 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,450
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,892 10 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-McKinney)   3,191
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,664 11 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 3,134
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 50,617 12 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,126
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 47,832 13 Steve Black (Texas Tech) 3,098
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 41,055 14 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,826
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 40,475 15 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,778
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 37,956 16 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 2,692
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 36,391 17 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,671
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 32,340 18 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,533
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 30,667 19 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,145
20 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 29,998 20 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,059
21 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,867 21 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,014
22 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,522 22 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 1,997
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 28,082 23 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 1,992
24 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 27,244 24 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 1,973
25 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 26,561 25 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,784

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June 29, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, May 25, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  220,463 1 Jonathan Choi (Minnesota) 13,150
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 129,887 2 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,859
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 126,539 3 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 10,601
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 126,365 4 Amy Monahan (Minnesota) 9,666
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 124,060 5 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,465
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 117,196 6 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,090
7 David Kamin (NYU) 113,586 7 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,333
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,956 8 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-McKinney)   3,073
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-San Francisco) 104,514 9 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 3,034
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,801 10 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,014
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,614 11 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,892
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 50,137 12 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,870
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 47,611 13 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,545
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 40,941 14 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,544
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 39,839 15 David Gamage (Indiana-Maurer) 2,441
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 37,513 16 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,427
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 35,907 17 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,266
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 31,977 18 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,260
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 30,229 19 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,065
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,751 20 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,044
21 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 29,608 21 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,017
22 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,359 22 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 1,887
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 27,844 23 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 1,780
24 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 27,059 24 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,727
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 26,221 25 David Kamin (NYU) 1,670

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May 25, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  219,412 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 12,089
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 129,397 2 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 9,546
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 126,346 3 Jonathan Choi (Minnesota) 9,127
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 126,202 4 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,572
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 123,849 5 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,070
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 116,971 6 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 3,164
7 David Kamin (NYU) 113,436 7 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,016
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,868 8 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   2,976
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 104,450 9 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 2,924
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,709 10 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,896
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,553 11 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,750
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 49,869 12 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,634
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 48,174 13 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,489
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 40,819 14 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,453
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 39,563 15 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,378
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 37,307 16 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,290
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 35,545 17 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,290
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 31,684 18 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,231
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 30,030 19 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,053
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,652 20 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 1,998
21 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,293 21 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 1,828
22 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 29,239 22 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,773
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 27,721 23 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 1,722
24 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 26,935 24 David Kamin (NYU) 1,686
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 26,139 25 Chris Sanchirico (Penn) 1,653

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May 2, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, March 30, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2023) 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)  218,431 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,852
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 129,035 2 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 8,079
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 126,106 3 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,564
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 125,963 4 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,079
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 123,647 5 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 3,166
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 116,770 6 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,066
7 David Kamin (NYU) 113,262 7 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,975
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,764 8 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,909
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 104,396 9 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   2,833
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,618 10 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 2,829
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,505 11 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,764
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 49,640 12 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,740
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 47,374 13 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,601
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 40,691 14 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,528
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 39,348 15 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,276
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 37,134 16 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,190
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 35,207 17 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,173
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 31,330 18 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,012
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 29,829 19 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 1,931
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,541 20 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 1,814
21 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,214 21 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,787
22 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 28,822 22 David Kamin (NYU) 1,665
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 27,626 23 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 1,651
24 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 26,803 24 Chris Sanchirico (Penn) 1,611
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 26,075 25 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,487

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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 5, 2023) 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)  217,707 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,875
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 128,768 2 Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) 6,367
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 125,977 3 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 4,776
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 125,814 4 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,134
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 123,478 5 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,066
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 116,573 6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 3,037
7 David Kamin (NYU) 113,129 7 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,879
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,708 8 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,838
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 104,350 9 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 2,809
10 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,504 10 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,779
11 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,452 11 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,714
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 49,459 12 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,563
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 47,296 13 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,492
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 40,575 14 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,227
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 39,193 15 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 2,209
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 36,989 16 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 2,123
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 34,922 17 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   2,081
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 31,128 18 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,054
19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 29,692 19 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 1,901
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,480 20 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,736
21 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 29,150 21 David Kamin (NYU) 1,688
22 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 28,562 22 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 1,658
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 27,547 23 Chris Sanchirico (Penn) 1,573
24 Richard Kaplan (Illinois) 26,592 24 Brian Galle (Georgetown) 1,453
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 26,025 25 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,418

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February 21, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The 50 Most Downloaded U.S. Tax Law Professors Of 2022

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Rank Name School Downloads
1 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 11,679
2 Daniel Hemel NYU 4,980
3 Bridget Crawford Pace 4,235
4 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 3,074
5 Zachary Liscow Yale 2,780
6 Dhammika Dharmapala Chicago 2,745
7 Ruth Mason Virginia 2,693
8 Richard Ainsworth Boston University 2,674
9 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 2,617
10 David Gamage Indiana 2,595
11 Louis Kaplow Harvard 2,535
12 Kyle Rozema Washington University 2,498
13 Kimberley Clausing UCLA 2,270
14 Michael Doran Virginia 2,154
15 Lily Batchelder NYU 2,069
16 Brad Borden Brooklyn 1,991
17 Young Ran (Christine) Kim Cardozo 1,917
18 Dan Shaviro NYU 1,849
19 David Kamin NYU 1,726
20 Victoria Haneman Creighton 1,687
21 Margaret Ryznar Indiana-Indianapolis 1,557
22 Edward McCaffery USC 1,454
23 Chris Sanchirico Penn 1,432
24 Francine Lipman UNLV 1,369
25 Michael Simkovic USC 1,364
26 Paul Caron Pepperdine 1,312
27 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 1,305
28 Jeremy Bearer-Friend George Washington 1,304
29 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 1,296
30 Ari Glogower Ohio State 1,291
31 Brian Galle Georgetown 1,230
32 Hugh Ault Boston College 1,227
33 David Weisbach Chicago 1,194
34 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 1,146
35 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 1,130

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

2023 Tax Prof Rankings By H-Index Since 2018 (Google Scholar)

Google Scholar (2015)Last year, Brian Leiter ranked the Top 75 law professors by citations as measured by Google Scholar H-Index All. Only two tax professors ranked in the Top 75:  Alan Auerbach (UC-Berkeley) and James Hines (Michigan). I then ranked the Top 100 tax professors by Google Scholar H-Index All and Google Scholar H-Index Since 2017.

As Brian notes, many law professors do not have Google Scholar pages and citation counts vary by field. For more on the use of Google Scholar to measure law professor scholarly influence, see Gary Lucas (Texas A&M), Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017).

Yesterday I posted Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 100 tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on January 5). Here are the Google Scholar H-Index Since 2018 rankings of the Top 100 tax professors with Google Scholar pages. If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me.

Rank Name School

Google Scholar H-index (Since 2018)

1 Joel Slemrod Michigan 54
2 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 40
3 James Hines Michigan 32
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 24
5 Dhammika Dharmapala Chicago 23
6 David Weisbach Chicago 21
7 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 20
8 Jacob Goldin Chicago 19
9 Daniel Hemel NYU 17
9 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 17
9 Edward McCaffery USC 17
9 Dan Shaviro NYU 17
9 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 17
14 Brian Galle Georgetown 16
14 Eric Zolt UCLA 16
16 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 15
16 Kyle Logue Michigan 15
18 Yariv Brauner Florida 14
19 Bridget Crawford Pace 13
19 Nancy Knauer Temple 13
19 Zachary Liscow Yale 13
19 Diane Ring Boston College 13
23 Ruth Mason Virginia 12
23 Kyle Rozema Washington Univ. 12
23 Chris Sanchirico Penn 12
23 Michael Simkovic USC 12
27 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 11
27 Dorothy Brown Georgetown 11
27 David Gamage Indiana (Maurer) 11
27 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 11
27 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 11
27 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 11
33 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 10
33 Clifton Fleming BYU 10
33 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 10
33 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 10
33 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 10
33 Shu-Yi Oei Duke 10
33 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 10
33 Stephen Shay Boston College 10
41 Hugh Ault Boston College 9
41 Steven Bank UCLA 9
41 Leslie Book Villanova 9
41 John Brooks Fordham 9
41 Kathleen Delaney Thomas North Carolina 9
41 Andrew Hayashi Virginia 9
41 Susan Morse Texas 9
41 Leigh Osofsky North Carolina 9
41 James Repetti Boston College 9
41 Jay Soled Rutgers 9
41 Linda Sugin Fordham 9
41 David Walker Boston Univ. 9
53 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 8
53 Samuel Brunson Loyola-Chicago 8
53 Heather Field UC-San Francisco 8
53 Anthony Infanti Pittsburgh 8
53 Linda Jellum Idaho 8

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January 10, 2023 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Monday, January 9, 2023

2023 Tax Prof Rankings By H-Index All (Google Scholar)

Google Scholar (2015)Last year, Brian Leiter ranked the Top 75 law professors by citations as measured by Google Scholar H-Index All. Only two tax professors ranked in the Top 75: Alan Auerbach (UC-Berkeley) and James Hines (Michigan). I then ranked the Top 100 tax professors by Google Scholar H-Index All. As Brian noted, many law professors do not have Google Scholar pages and citation counts vary by field. For more on the use of Google Scholar to measure law professor scholarly influence, see Gary Lucas (Texas A&M), Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017).

Here are the updated Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 100 U.S. tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on January 5). If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me

Rank Name School Google Scholar H-index (All)
1 Joel Slemrod Michigan 93
2 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 91
3 James Hines Michigan 64
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 35
4 Dan Shaviro NYU 35
4 David Weisbach Chicago 35
7 Dhammika Dharmapala Chicago 31
8 Edward McCaffery USC 30
9 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 27
9 Brian Galle Georgetown 27
11 Kyle Logue Michigan 26
11 Chris Sanchirico Penn 26
11 Eric Zolt UCLA 26
14 Nancy Knauer Temple 24
14 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 24
16 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 23
17 Steven Bank UCLA 22
17 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 22
19 Jacob Goldin Chicago 21
20 Dorothy Brown Georgetown 20
20 Diane Ring Boston College 20
22 Daniel Hemel NYU 19
22 Richard Kaplan Illinois 19
24 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 18
25 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 17
25 Yariv Brauner Florida 17
25 Bridget Crawford Pace 17
25 Ruth Mason Virginia 17
25 Jay Soled Rutgers 17
30 Hugh Ault Boston College 16
30 Paul Caron Pepperdine 16
30 John Coverdale Seton Hall 16
30 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 16
30 Clifton Fleming BYU 16
30 Anthony Infanti Pittsburgh 16
30 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 16
30 Richard Pomp Connecticut 16
30 David Walker Boston Univ. 16
39 David Gamage Indiana (Maurer) 15
39 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 15
39 Gregg Polsky Georgia 15
39 James Repetti Boston College 15
39 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 15
39 Linda Sugin Fordham 15
45 Shu-Yi Oei Duke 14
45 Stephen Shay Boston College 14
47 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 13
47 Bradley Borden Brooklyn 13
47 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 13
47 Zachary Liscow Yale 13
47 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 13
47 Michael Simkovic USC 13
53 Samuel Brunson Loyola-Chicago 12
53 Terrence Chorvat George Mason 12
53 Linda Jellum Idaho 12
53 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 12
53 Francine Lipman UNLV 12
53 Susan Morse Texas 12
53 Kyle Rozema Washington Univ. 12
53 Theodore Seto Loyola-L.A. 12
53 Peter Wiedenbeck Washington Univ. 12

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2022) 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)  215,355 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,429
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 128,035 2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 5,054
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 125,536 3 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,213
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 125,410 4 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 3,068
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 122,782 5 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,774
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 115,738 6 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,773
7 David Kamin (NYU) 112,817 7 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,703
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,428 8 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,569
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 104,200 9 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,541
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,305 10 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,527
11 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,218 11 Kyle Rozema (Washington Univ.) 2,521
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 48,688 12 Louis Kaplow (Harvard)     2,438
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 46,895 13 Kim Clausing (UCLA) 2,374
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 40,170 14 Michael Doran (Virginia) 2,112
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 38,252 15 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,100
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 36,204 16 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 1,986
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 33,951 17 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 1,910
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 30,475 18 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 1,868
19 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,223 19 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy) 1,809
20 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 29,049 20 David Kamin (NYU) 1,771
21 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 28,904 21 Francine Lipman (UNLV)   1,559
22 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 27,850 22 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,475
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 27,110 23 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,444
24 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 25,840 24 Jeremy Bearer-Friend (George Wash.) 1,347
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 25,815 25 Omri Marian (UC-Irvine) 1,337

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2022) 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)  214,451 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 11,049
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 127,477 2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 5,104
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 125,641 3 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,272
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 125,185 4 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,920
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 122,450 5 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,761
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 115,439 6 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,676
7 David Kamin (NYU) 112,636 7 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,618
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,287 8 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,434
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 104,121 9 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,411
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,236 10 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,405
11 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 103,058 11 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,365
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 48,388 12 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,333
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 46,746 13 Jordan Barry (USC) 2,183
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 40,043 14 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,112
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 37,849 15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 2,031
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 35,948 16 Michael Doran (Virginia) 1,900
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 33,632 17 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 1,894
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 30,198 18 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 1,843
19 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,111 19 David Kamin (NYU) 1,812
20 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 28,834 20 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 1,757
21 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 28,791 21 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   1,703
22 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 27,572 22 Francine Lipman (UNLV) 1,624
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 26,948 23 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,366
24 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 25,788 24 Jeremy Bearer-Friend (George Wash.) 1,358
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 25,746 25 Omri Marian (UC-Irvine) 1,347

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2022) 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)  213,542 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 10,619
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 127,160 2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 5,173
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 125,502 3 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,185
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 125,017 4 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,829
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 122,296 5 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,795
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 115,260 6 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,643
7 David Kamin (NYU) 112,469 7 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,580
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,221 8 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,441
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 104,051 9 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,408
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,163 10 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,377
11 Ari Glogower (Northwestern) 102,981 11 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,343
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 48,159 12 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,343
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 46,650 13 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,220
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 39,947 14 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,982
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 37,712 15 David Kamin (NYU) 1,914
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 35,752 16 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 1,878
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 33,283 17 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 1,758
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 29,981 18 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 1,757
19 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 29,069 19 Michael Doran (Virginia) 1,753
20 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 28,751 20 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   1,602
21 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 28,695 21 Francine Lipman (UNLV) 1,571
22 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 27,144 22 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,448
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 26,873 23 Jeremy Bearer-Friend (George Washington) 1,408
24 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 25,738 24 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,376
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 25,671 25 Victoria Haneman (Creighton) 1,369

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October 13, 2022 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, August 18, 2022

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2022) 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)  212,141 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 10,605
2 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 126,320 2 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 5,913
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 125,236 3 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,157
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 124,782 4 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,874
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 122,019 5 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,844
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 114,965 6 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,762
7 David Kamin (NYU) 112,248 7 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,745
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,121 8 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,728
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 103,957 9 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,727
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 103,012 10 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,601
11 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 102,837 11 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,486
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 47,836 12 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,461
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 46,426 13 David Kamin (NYU) 2,443
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 39,799 14 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,089
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 37,370 15 Kyle Rozema (Washington Univ.) 2,021
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 35,456 16 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   1,947
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 32,605 17 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,909
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 29,557 18 Edward McCaffery (USC) 1,817
19 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 28,657 19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 1,746
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 28,604 20 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 1,730
21 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 28,365 21 Francine Lipman (UNLV) 1,569
22 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 26,826 22 Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Cardozo) 1,565
23 Jim Hines (Michigan) 26,723 22 Michael Doran (Virginia) 1,530
24 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 25,658 24 Jeremy Bearer-Friend (G. Washington) 1,515
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 25,562 25 Yariv Brauner (Florida) 1,508

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August 18, 2022 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tax Prof Rankings By H-Index Since 2017 (Google Scholar)

Google Scholar (2015)Brian Leiter recently ranked the Top 75 law professors by citations as measured by Google Scholar H-Index All. Only two tax professors ranked in the Top 75:  Alan Auerbach (#8; UC-Berkeley) and James Hines (#24; Michigan). As Brian notes, many law professors do not have Google Scholar pages and citation counts vary by field. For more on the use of Google Scholar to measure law professor scholarly influence, see Gary Lucas (Texas A&M), Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017).

Yesterday I posted Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 105 tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on August 5). Here are the Google Scholar H-Index Since 2017 rankings of the Top 101 tax professors with Google Scholar pages. If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me.

Rank Name School

Google Scholar H-index (Since 2017)

1 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 43
2 James Hines Michigan 36
3 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 25
3 Dhammika Dharmapala Chicago 25
5 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 20
5 David Weisbach Chicago 20
7 Jacob Goldin Chicago 19
7 Edward McCaffery USC 19
9 Dan Shaviro NYU 18
9 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 18
11 Brian Galle Georgetown 17
11 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 17
13 Daniel Hemel NYU 16
13 Eric Zolt UCLA 16
15 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 15
15 Kyle Logue Michigan 15
17 Yariv Brauner Florida 14
17 Chris Sanchirico Penn 14
19 Bridget Crawford Pace 13
19 Nancy Knauer Temple 13
19 Diane Ring Boston College 13
22 David Gamage Indiana (Maurer) 12
22 Zachary Liscow Yale 12
22 Ruth Mason Virginia 12
22 Michael Simkovic USC 12
26 Hugh Ault Boston College 11
26 Clifton Fleming BYU 11
26 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 11
26 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 11
26 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 11
26 Shu-Yi Oei Boston College 11
26 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 11
33 Steven Bank UCLA 10
33 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 10
33 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 10
33 Anthony Infanti Pittsburgh 10
33 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 10
33 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 10
33 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 10
33 Susan Morse Texas 10
33 James Repetti Boston College 10
33 Kyle Rozema Washington Univ. 10
33 Stephen Shay Boston College 10
44 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 9
44 Leslie Book Villanova 9
44 John Brooks Fordham 9
44 John Coverdale Seton Hall 9
44 Kathleen Delaney Thomas North Carolina 9
44 Andrew Hayashi Virginia 9
44 Linda Jellum Idaho 9
44 Leigh Osofsky North Carolina 9
44 Jay Soled Rutgers 9
44 Linda Sugin Fordham 9
44 David Walker Boston Univ. 9
55 Samuel Brunson Loyola-Chicago 8
55 Paul Caron Pepperdine 8
55 Heather Field UC-Hastings 8
55 Francine Lipman UNLV 8
55 Henry Ordower St. Louis 8
55 Gregg Polsky Georgia 8

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August 10, 2022 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tax Prof Rankings By H-Index All (Google Scholar)

Google Scholar (2015)UpdateTax Prof Rankings By H-Index Since 2017 (Google Scholar)

Brian Leiter recently ranked the Top 75 law professors by citations as measured by Google Scholar H-Index All. Only two tax professors ranked in the Top 75:  Alan Auerbach (#8; UC-Berkeley) and James Hines (#24; Michigan). As Brian notes, many law professors do not have Google Scholar pages and citation counts vary by field. For more on the use of Google Scholar to measure law professor scholarly influence, see Gary Lucas (Texas A&M), Measuring Scholarly Impact: A Guide for Law School Administrators and Legal Scholars, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 165 (2017).

Here are the Google Scholar H-Index All rankings of the Top 105 U.S. tax professors with Google Scholar pages (data collected on August 5). If you are a full-time law school tax professor with a Google Scholar page and we missed including you, please contact me

Rank Name School Google Scholar H-index (All)
1 Alan Auerbach UC-Berkeley 91
2 James Hines Michigan 63
3 David Weisbach Chicago 35
4 Reuven Avi-Yonah Michigan 34
4 Dan Shaviro NYU 34
6 Dhammika Dharmapala Chicago 31
7 Edward McCaffery USC 30
8 Kimberly Clausing UCLA 26
8 Brian Galle Georgetown 26
8 Kyle Logue Michigan 26
8 Chris Sanchirico Penn 26
8 Eric Zolt UCLA 26
13 Robert Sitkoff Harvard 24
14 Nancy Knauer Temple 23
15 Kristin Hickman Minnesota 22
15 Steven Bank UCLA 22
17 Leandra Lederman Indiana (Maurer) 21
18 Jacob Goldin Chicago 20
19 Daniel Hemel NYU 19
19 Richard Kaplan Illinois 19
19 Diane Ring Boston College 19
22 Ellen Aprill Loyola-L.A. 17
22 Yariv Brauner Florida 17
22 Ruth Mason Virginia 17
22 Nancy McLaughlin Utah 17
22 Jay Soled Rutgers 17
27 Hugh Ault Boston College 16
27 Paul Caron Pepperdine 16
27 John Coverdale Seton Hall 16
27 Bridget Crawford Pace 16
27 Victor Fleischer UC-Irvine 16
27 Clifton Fleming BYU 16
33 Anthony Infanti Pittsburgh 15
33 Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer Notre Dame 15
33 Ajay Mehrotra Northwestern 15
33 Gregg Polsky Georgia 15
33 Richard Pomp Connecticut 15
33 Linda Sugin Fordham 15
39 David Gamage Indiana (Maurer) 14
39 Shu-Yi Oei Boston College 14
39 James Repetti Boston College 14
39 Darien Shanske UC-Davis 14
39 Stephen Shay Boston College 14
39 David Walker Boston Univ. 14
45 Bradley Borden Brooklyn 13
45 Sarah Lawsky Northwestern 13
45 Michael Simkovic USC 13
48 Samuel Brunson Loyola-Chicago 12
48 Terrence Chorvat George Mason 12
48 Linda Jellum Idaho 12
48 Rebecca Kysar Fordham 12
48 Francine Lipman UNLV 12
48 Zachary Liscow Yale 12
48 Omri Marian UC-Irvine 12
48 Theodore Seto Loyola-L.A. 12
48 Peter Wiedenbeck Washington Univ. 12
57 Joshua Blank UC-Irvine 11
57 Neil Buchanan Florida 11
57 Stephanie Hoffer Ohio State 11
57 John Miller Idaho 11
57 Susan Morse Texas 11
57 Henry Ordower St. Louis 11

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August 9, 2022 in Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Prof Rankings, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2022) 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)  209,682 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 9,738
2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 125,718 2 Daniel Hemel (NYU) 5,526
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 124,944 3 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,157
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 124,498 4 Edward McCaffery (USC) 3,462
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 121,781 5 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,931
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 114,774 6 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,898
7 David Kamin (NYU) 112,036 7 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,869
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    107,028 8 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,804
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 103,776 9 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,754
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 102,888 10 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,639
11 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 102,674 11 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,637
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 47,503 12 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,599
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 46,794 13 David Kamin (NYU) 2,571
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 39,579 14 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,524
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 37,015 15 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,193
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 35,171 16 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,040
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 32,107 17 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   1,983
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 29,200 18 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 1,828
19 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 28,593 19 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,797
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 28,508 20 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 1,718
21 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 28,126 21 Francine Lipman (UNLV) 1,630
22 Jim Hines (Michigan) 26,637 22 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,579
23 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 26,433 22 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 1,536
24 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 25,596 24 Yariv Brauner (Florida) 1,521
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 25,472 25 Gregg Polsky (Georgia) 1,466

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2022) 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)  208,581 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 8,882
2 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 125,410 2 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 5,468
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 124,776 3 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,128
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 124,345 4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 2,986
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 121,615 5 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 2,930
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 114,651 6 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,808
7 David Kamin (NYU) 111,916 7 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloom.) 2,733
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    106,965 8 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     2,727
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 103,722 9 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,667
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 102,810 10 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,655
11 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 102,491 11 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,625
12 D. Dharmapala (Chicago) 47,270 12 David Kamin (NYU) 2,623
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 46,688 13 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,590
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 39,472 14 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 2,584
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 36,790 15 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,008
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston Univ.) 34,965 16 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indy)   2,000
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 31,815 17 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,735
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 28,956 18 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 1,711
19 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 28,526 19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 1,658
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 28,431 20 Francine Lipman (UNLV) 1,609
21 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 27,961 21 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,558
22 Jim Hines (Michigan) 26,573 22 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 1,512
23 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 26,272 22 Gregg Polsky (Georgia) 1,435
24 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 25,559 24 Michael Simkovic (USC) 1,313
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 25,408 25 Omri Marian (UC-Irvine) 1,246

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

SSRN Tax Professor Rankings

SSRN Logo (2018)SSRN has updated its monthly ranking 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, 2022) 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)  207,322 1 Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) 8,470
2 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 124,824 2 Daniel Hemel (Chicago) 5,277
3 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 124,648 3 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 4,262
4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 124,146 4 Lily Batchelder (NYU) 3,259
5 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloomington) 121,318 5 Kim Clausing (UCLA)     3,091
6 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 114,462 6 Dhammika Dharmapala (Chicago) 3,007
7 David Kamin (NYU) 111,748 7 Kyle Rozema (Washington University) 2,979
8 Cliff Fleming (BYU)    106,873 8 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 2,887
9 Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) 103,686 9 David Kamin (NYU) 2,848
10 Rebecca Kysar (Fordham) 102,755 10 David Gamage (Indiana-Bloomington) 2,789
11 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 102,379 11 Darien Shanske (UC-Davis) 2,745
12 Dhammika Dharmapala (Chicago) 46,998 12 Zachary Liscow (Yale) 2,665
13 Michael Simkovic (USC) 46,583 13 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 2,575
14 Paul Caron (Pepperdine) 39,354 14 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 2,519
15 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 36,632 15 Dan Shaviro (NYU) 2,121
16 Richard Ainsworth (Boston University) 34,668 16 Margaret Ryznar (Indiana-Indianapolis)   2,088
17 Bridget Crawford (Pace) 31,470 17 Louis Kaplow (Harvard) 1,823
18 Robert Sitkoff (Harvard) 28,658 18 Ari Glogower (Ohio State) 1,793
19 Ed Kleinbard (USC) 28,449 19 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 1,695
20 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 28,270 20 Francine Lipman (UNLV) 1,674
21 Brad Borden (Brooklyn) 27,800 21 Hugh Ault (Boston College) 1,627
22 Jim Hines (Michigan) 26,500 22 Yariv Brauner (Florida) 1,568
23 Ruth Mason (Virginia) 26,067 22 Gregg Polsky (Georgia) 1,521
24 Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.) 25,477 24 Vic Fleischer (UC-Irvine) 1,495
25 Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) 25,321 25 Michael Simkovic (USC) 1,362

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April 28, 2022 in Legal Education,