Scholarly influence

Christopher P. Chambers, Alan D. Miller

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We introduce a new class of measures of scholarly influence, which we term step-based indices. This class includes the prominent h-index, the publication count, and the i10-index. We show that the class of step-based indices is characterized by two axioms, consistency with worse scientists and consistency with better scientists. We also introduce a new index, the junior/senior-index, which is a step-based index that combines the best features of the h-index with those of the i10-index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-583
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Economic Theory
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Axioms
  • Citation index
  • H-Index
  • I10-Index
  • Intellectual influence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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