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A Century of American Economic Review

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  • Torgler, Benno
  • Piatti, Marco

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Using information collected from American Economic Review publications of the last 100 years, we try to provide answers to various questions: Which are the top AER publishing institutions and countries? Which are the top AER papers based on citation success? How frequently is someone able to publish in AER? How equally is citation success distributed? Who are the top AER publishing authors? What is the level of cooperation among the authors? What drives the alphabetical name ordering? What are the individual characteristics of the AER authors, editors, editorial board members, and referees? How frequently do women publish in AER? What is the relationship between academic age, publication performance, and citation success? What are the paper characteristics? What influences the level of technique used in articles? Do connections have an influence on citation success? Who receives awards? Can awards increase the probability of publishing in AER at a later stage?

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Paper provided by Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics in its series Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series with number qt6h59v4m6.

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Keywords: American Economic Review; publishing economics; rankings; cooperation; authors; editors; board members; referees; connections; awards; paper characteristics; economic history; history of economic thought; Social and Behavioral Sciences;

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  1. 100 years of the AER
    by Joshua Gans in Core Economics on 2011-03-02 02:49:06
  2. "Academic Age" of Authors of American Economic Review Articles
    by David Stern in Stochastic Trend on 2011-03-02 13:10:00
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  1. Bjerkholt, Olav, 2014. "Promoting Econometrics through econometrica 1933-39," Memorandum 28/2013, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  2. Ho Fai Chan & Benno Torgler, 2013. "The Implications Of Educational And Methodological Background For The Career Success Of Nobel Laureates: Looking At Major Awards," QuBE Working Papers 017, QUT Business School.
  3. Ho Fai Chan & Benno Torgler, 2012. "Econometric Fellows and Nobel Laureates in Economics," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 291, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.

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