Jointly with NIPE (EEG, University of Minho), cef.up maintains since 2006 (formerly, as CEMPRE) the website Economics Research in Portugal People and Institutions.
The website grades economists of Portuguese nationality, as well as Economics departments and FCT-funded Research Centers hosted by Portuguese Universities, according to a dozen of rankings well established in the literature. Moreover, the website allows for grading economists, departments and centers according to a composite ranking that is computed by averaging the results from the dozen considered rankings. The composite ranking, named cef.up–NIPE ranking, is unique worldwide. It has the crucial advantage of filtering out the – often wide – variation across different Economics rankings criteria.
This website plays important roles at three levels – international, national, and internal. Internationally, this very rare project is increasingly cited and used as reference worldwide; nationally, it effectively contributes to a greater transparency in the Portuguese Economics academic community and stimulates the quality of the research and publications; internally, it offers cef.up members guidelines for their publication strategy, reinforcing the focus on publishing in journals with the highest possible rankings.