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Economic Scholarship at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges: A Citation Analysis with Rankings

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  • Howard Bodenhorn

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Although prominent economists at elite universities produce the most influential scholarship, economists at the nation's leading liberal arts colleges make significant contributions. The author measures the influence of 439 economists employed at the 50 top liberal arts colleges and ranks departments and individuals on the basis of citations. The author discovered a hierarchy with a small number of departments whose faculty produce cited scholarship, and a small number of influential economists employed at liberal arts colleges. The determinants of citations are estimated. Greater experience and more publications but not lower teaching loads are correlated with more citations.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

Volume (Year): 34 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (January)
Pages: 341-359

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Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:34:y:2003:i:4:p:341-359

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Cited by:
  1. Gianfranco Di Vaio & Daniel Waldenström & Jacob Weisdorf, 2009. "Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications," Discussion Papers 10-01, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  2. Alexis Walckiers, 2008. "Multi-dimensional contracts with task-specific productivity: an application to universities," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 165-198, April.
  3. Winkler, Anne E. & Levin, Sharon & Stephan, Paula & Glänzel, Wolfgang, 2011. "Publishing Trends in Economics across Colleges and Universities, 1991-2007," IZA Discussion Papers 6082, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Stephen Wu, 2007. "Recent publishing trends at the AER, JPE and QJE," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 59-63.
  5. Frances P. Ruane & Richard S.J. Tol, 2007. "Centres of Research Excellence in Economics in the Republic of Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 38(3), pages 289–322.
  6. LEMKE, Robert J., 2012. "The Role Faculty Scholarship Plays In Producing Economics Ph.D.S From Liberal Arts Colleges," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(3).
  7. Paul Beamish, 2006. "Publishing international (joint venture) research for impact," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 29-46, March.

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