De acuerdo al artículo “Where is knowledge generated? On the productivity and impact of political science departments in Latin America“, de David Altman (2011), la División de Estudios Políticos del CIDE es la número uno de la región (ver Tabla 2, pág. 8). El segundo lugar es para la Universidad Torcuato DiTella, de Argentina. La División de Estudios Internacionales del CIDE ocupa el cuarto lugar.
Abstract. Clear rules that encourage meritocracy, and that include the evaluation of scholarly productivity, are slowly and unevenly taking hold in academic life in Latin America. While some countries have official rankings of political science departments, others rely only on informal assessments. In a third set of countries, we cannot even consider the competition because the market is dominated by a state monopoly. This article provides a first, systematic study of scientific productivity and concomitant impact in more than twenty departments of Political Science and International Relations in the region. I show that scholars’ productivity is intimately related to where they pursued graduate studies, what subfield of research they work on, and the explicit adoption of rules that encourage meritocracy and academic careerism.
Nuestro colega Andreas Schedler merece mención especial en el artículo:
Yet, it is extremely interesting to note that the impact of publications of scholars who graduated from schools belonging to ‘other developed countries’ have a higher impact than those from US schools. Delving more into this finding, and checking the stability of my models, I realized that this coefficient is driven upwards by a single outlier, Andreas Schedler from CIDE, who is maybe one of the most productive and highly cited scholars in the region.