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Economics Professors' Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)

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  • William L. Davis
  • Bob G. Figgins
  • David Hedengren
  • Daniel B. Klein

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A sample of 299 U.S. economics professors, presumably random, responded to our survey which asked favorites in the following areas: Economic thinkers (pre-twentieth century, twentieth century now deceased, living age 60 or older, living under age 60), economics journals, and economics blogs. First-place positions as favorite economist in their respective categories are Adam Smith (by far), John Maynard Keynes followed closely by Milton Friedman, Gary Becker, and Paul Krugman. For journals, the leaders are American Economic Review and Journal of Economic Perspectives. For blogs, the leaders are Greg Mankiw followed closely by Marginal Revolution (Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok). The survey also asked party-voting and 17 policy-view questions, and we relate the political variables of respondents to their choice of favorites.

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Volume (Year): 8 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 126-146

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Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:8:y:2011:i:2:p:126-146

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Keywords: Economists; favorite economists; economics journals; economics blogs; party; voting; policy views; survey; Adam Smith;

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  1. Therese C. Grijalva & Clifford Nowell, 2008. "A Guide to Graduate Study in Economics: Ranking Economics Departments by Fields of Expertise," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 74(4), pages 971-996, April.
  2. David Hedengren & Daniel B. Klein & Carrie Milton, 2010. "Economist Petitions: Ideology Revealed," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 7(3), pages 288-319, September.
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  1. Blogging impact on authors
    by Inaki Villanueva in Applied economist on 2012-05-13 14:57:00
  2. Economists and the General Public bias
    by Inaki Villanueva in Applied economist on 2012-05-26 16:12:00
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Cited by:
  1. Richard A. Epstein, 2013. "Why There Is No Milton Friedman Today," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 10(2), pages 175-179, May.
  2. McKenzie, David & Ozler, Berk, 2011. "The impact of economics blogs," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5783, The World Bank.
  3. Daniel B. Klein & William L. Davis & Bob G. Figgins & David Hedengren, 2012. "Characteristics of the Members of Twelve Economic Associations: Voting, Policy Views, and Favorite Economists," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 9(2), pages 149-162, May.
  4. David O. Cushman, 2012. "Mankiw vs. DeLong and Krugman on the CEA's Real GDP Forecasts in Early 2009: What Might a Time Series Econometrician Have Said?," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 9(3), pages 309-349, September.
  5. Daniel B. Klein & William L. Davis & David Hedengren, 2013. "Economics Professors' Voting, Policy Views, Favorite Economists, and Frequent Lack of Consensus," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 10(1), pages 116-125, January.

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