Brian Lucey honoured Post author By Richard Tol Post date March 26, 2009 Brian made it into the global Top 200 Young* Economists according to IDEAS/RePEc *Active for less than 10 years Categories In Uncategorized Tags Rankings and honours 12 Comments on Brian Lucey honoured ← Irish trade statistics still looking good, but… → Q4 2008 Macro/BOP data from CSO 12 replies on “Brian Lucey honoured” “*active for less than 10 years” How does one activate an economist? Is it uncomfortable? -Congrats Brian, BTW. My experience with 14 PhD alumni suggests that this process is painful indeed. IDEAS/RePEc uses the time since first registrered publication. As the ranking is new and unannounced, gaming is unlikely. Well done Brian, glad to hear you’re young! Knew you weren’t very active back in 1985! That is great news Brian congratulations from all of us at NUIM. Clocking in above Emily Oster (among others). Well done Brian! For those of you not in on Richard’s joke, despite his youthful looks and charm, Brian graduated from his undergraduate degree in 1984. http://tcdlocalportal.tcd.ie/pls/public/staff.detail?p_unit=business&p_name=blucey So unless he was some kind of child prodigy, the joke is that RePEc has slightly mis-classified him. Just letting you know before this gets silly. Just to clarify, I see now that the above reads badly and want to make sure that that people realize I hadn’t meant any insult to Brian. I had thought it was a mistake relating to date of birth but I see now that “youth” is decided by your first publication recorded on RePEc and Brian’s prodigous output in recent years deservedly ranks him highly. In any case, no insult intended. @Karl, are you saying he’s nearly Fifty? I guess ‘young’, like most things in economics, just depends on what metric you use.. Any publicity is good publicity, and good publicity is even better. Being called “top” and “young” is usually good. On a more serious note, as the retirement age shifts to 75 or later, we should expect more people to change career. This implies that there will be more people who, although senior in one field, choose to be junior in another area. This increases the flexibility of the labour market and improve the welfare of the inviduals. It should be encouraged, not mocked. (At the same time, making fun a friends is a good thing too.) @Richard: “[…] there will be more people who, although senior in one field, choose to be junior in another area.” This will be a change from the persent system, where people who were senior in one field find themselves involuntarily junior in another area. In spite of this should we be worried that only one Irish institution, (UCD) makes it into the top 20% departmental rankings? http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.econdept.html Maybe Brian Lucey’s business rather than economics dept affiliation is contributing to TCD’s poor performance! Mark: This is indeed worrisome. The reason is scale. There are too many economics departments in Ireland, and they are too small. See http://www.esr.ie/Vol38_3/02%20Vol%2038%20Tol%20Ruane.pdf Comments are closed.