Measurement and Evaluation of Academic Research Performance: Policy Implications


June 21, 2010, Braga, Portugal



Call For Papers


We are organizing a Workshop on “Measurement and Evaluation of Academic Research Performance: Policy Implications”. This event is jointly organized by cef.upUniversidade do Porto and NIPE - Universidade do Minho, Portugal. The workshop will take place on June 21st, 2010, at the Universidade do Minho.

This workshop aims at promoting discussion regarding the general topic of measurement and evaluation of academic research performance. In particular, we welcome papers that discuss the construction of rankings of economics journals and alternative ways to measure research in economics, papers that analyse trends, case studies and international comparisons in economic research and papers that discuss policies that can be used to improve the quality of researchers' scientific production. The two general sub-topics under consideration are (i) performance measures and (ii) policy implications towards research management.

The organization of this event follows from an on-going project started more than 10 years ago where we make publicly available the information regarding the ranking of Portuguese researchers and institutions in the field of economics. You can access our project here:

To discuss these issues we encourage you to participate in the conference by submitting a paper that contributes to this debate.

The Scientific committee is composed by:

Paulo Guimarães, University of South Carolina

Pantelis Kalaitzidakis, University of Crete

Miguel Portela, Universidade do Minho

Carla Sá, Universidade do Minho

Sandra Silva, Universidade do Porto

Christian Zimmermann, University of Connecticut

Paper submissions should be sent to, until April 11th 2010. 

Submitters will be notified about the status of their submissions by April 26th, 2010.

For any further information, please contact: Miguel Portela.

For matters regarding registration, accommodation, meals, and technical conference support, please contact: Dina Guimarães.