Qualis as a Measuring Stick for Research Output in Economics
São Paulo School of Economics-FGV, Brazil.
My point is a di fferent one: research output in Brazil has not been properly measured, and it should be. For many students and professionals, the fundamental criteria for evaluating a department is its research impact on the academic community, usually proxied by something like the CL ranking. That is how researchers
around the world evaluate their peers, that is what drives academic reputations
of universities, that is why the likes of Harvard and MIT are considered to be the