According to the "Blogometrics" rankings, this ITEM blog ranks fourth among all economics blogs (table 2). The study also found that Paul Samuelson ranks fifth for his own scholarly impact and William Barnett fourteenth for his own scholarly impact (table 1). The ranking of the bloggers "was done through the Harzing database of citations to scholarly articles, books, and popular press essays authored by economist bloggers. For this study, economics bloggers are ranked based on citations per year."
In Table 3, the study ranks institutions, based on the impact of blogs that they host. The University of Kansas and MIT ranked as tied for sixth.