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  • Kenneth W. Clements

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    (The University of Western Australia)

  • Patricia Wang

    (The University of Western Australia)

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The present paper analyses citations in the work of a large number of PhD students. We show that the pattern of citations of journal articles, books and other reference material differs substantially across areas within economics. An investigation of reciprocal citations reveals a surprisingly low degree of communication among the Group of Eight universities and a high propensity to cite authors from the same institution, especially supervisors. We also analyse the Australian share of cited works, and identify journals, articles and authors that PhD students value highly. Copyright 2003 The Economic Society of Australia.

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Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

Volume (Year): 79 (2003)
Issue (Month): 245 (06)
Pages: 229-244

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:79:y:2003:i:245:p:229-244

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  1. Peter Groenewegen & Susan King, 1998. "Voices From The Journals: Women Contributors To Four Australian Economic Periodicals: 1925/1996," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 17(1), pages 13-31, 03.
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  1. Claudia Burgio-Ficca & Hristos Doucouliagos, 2007. "Substitution And Complementarity In The Creation And Communication Of Australian University Research ," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46(2), pages 170-190, 06.
  2. Rodgers, Joan R. & Valadkhani, Abbas, 2005. "Ranking of Australian Economics Departments Based on Their Total and Per Academic Staff Research Output," Economics Working Papers wp05-18, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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