The most frequent contributors to the elite economics journals: Half century of contributions to the “Blue ribbon eight”
- 112 Downloads
There is a natural curiosity within the economic academic community regarding who are the most frequent contributors to the economic literature. This paper presents an analysis of the top publishers in the “Blue Ribbon Eight” economics journals, over the past 50 years (1954–2003), plus two 25-year subperiods of 1954–1978 and 1979–2003. While it is tempting to use these results to rank economics departments, this paper is meant to be an historical appreciation of these authors and journals and not meant to imply any type of current ranking.
KeywordsAmerican Economic Review Economic Journal Nobel Laureate Economic Department Herfindahl Index
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Chung, K. H., R. A. K. Cox, and A. A. Okunade. 1993. “Publishing Behavior of Individuals and Most Prolific Authors in the Economics Literature.”Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics Summer 32: 32–42.Google Scholar
- Conroy, M. E., and R. Dusansky. 1995. “The Productivity of Economics Departments in the U.S.: Publications in Core Journals.”Journal of Economic Literature December 33: 1966–1971.Google Scholar
- Dusansky, R. and C. Vernon. 1998. “Rankings of U. S. Economics Department.”Journal of Economic Perspectives Winter 12: 157–170.Google Scholar
- Graves, P. E., J. R. Marchand, and R. Thompson. 1982. “Economics Departmental Rankings: Research Incentives, Constraints and Efficiency.”American Economic Review 72: 1131–1141.Google Scholar
- Hirsch, B. T., R. Austin, J. Brooks, and J. B. Moore. 1984. “Economics Departmental Rankings: Comment.”American Economic Review 74: 22–26.Google Scholar
- Hogan, T. 1984. “Economics Departmental Rankings: Comment.”American Economic Review 74: 827–833.Google Scholar
- Laband, D. N. and M. J. Piette. 1994. “The Relative Impacts of Economic Journals: 1970–1990.”Journal of Economic Literature 32: 640–666.Google Scholar
- Liebowitz, S. J. and J. C. Palmer. 1984. “Assessing the Relative Impacts of Economic Journals.”Journal of Economic Literature 22: 77–88.Google Scholar
- Mason, P. M., J. W. Steagall, and M. M. Fabritius. 1997. “Economic Journal Rankings by Type of School: Perceptions Versus Citations.”Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics 36: 69–79.Google Scholar
- Rupp, N. G., and C. N. McKinney. 2002. “The Publication Patterns of the Elite Economics Departments: 1995–2000.”Eastern Economic Journal 28: 523–538.Google Scholar