Authors: Frances Ruane and Richard Tol
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  • 1 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay Economic and Social Research Institute Whitaker Square Dublin Ireland
  • | 2 Trinity College Department of Economics Dublin Ireland
  • | 3 Vrije Universiteit Institute for Environmental Studies Amsterdam The Netherlands
  • | 4 Carnegie Mellon University Department of Engineering and Public Policy Pittsburgh USA
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We rank economics departments in the Republic of Ireland according to the number of publications, number of citations, and successive h-index of research-active staff. We increase the discriminatory power of the h1-index by introducing three generalizations, each of which is a rational number. The first (h1+) measures the excess over the actual h-index, while the other two (h1*, h1Δ) measures the distance to the next h-index. At the individual level, h* and hΔ coincide while h+ is undefined.