Dr. Jamin Speer ranked number 42 in the top 100 economists by RePEc/IDEAS

For release:  July 27, 2017

Dr. Jamin Speer, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, was recently ranked 42nd out of the top 100 economists whose first publication of any kind has been made within five years or less. The rankings were taken from a pool of 6,541 economists by RePEc/IDEAS.

The IDEAS database is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics. It is based on Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), and it indexes over 2,300,000 items of research. RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 92 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters, and software components.

"Dr. Speer's recognition as one of the top 100 young economists in the world is an extraordinary distinction," said Dr. Bill Smith, chair of the Department of Economics. "Jamin is a rising star and the department is very proud of him."