Tops for Asia-Pacific policy publishing

Björn Dressel and David I Stern (both Crawford School of Public Policy) rank public policy schools in the Asia-Pacific by research output, (hey- everybody’s got a hobby)

After scrupulously setting out how they assessed their set of 45 schools in 12 countries they found, on the basis of publications and impact factors, the elite operations are Crawford at ANU, Lee Kuan Yew at National University of Singapore and Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua U.

China’s schools have done especially well, what with many being in business for 15 years, max. This might be, Dressel and Stern suggest, “because they are focusing on less politically risky global policy issues, such as climate change, rather than domestic policy issues. As a result, they publish more in and are cited more by the literature in English.”