Citation Success Over Time: Theory or Empirics?
AbstractThis study investigates the citation patterns of theoretical and empirical papers over a period of almost 30 years, while also exploring the determinants of citation success. The results indicate that empirical papers attract more citation success than theoretical studies. However, the pattern over time is very similar with yearly mean citations peaking after around 4 years. Moreover, among empirical papers it appears that the cross-country studies are more successful than single country studies focusing on North America data or other regions.
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Date of creation: Jun 2012
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Citations; Theory; Empirics; Cross-Country; North America;
Other versions of this item:
- David W. Johnston & Marco Piatti & Benno Torgler, 2012. "Citation Success Over Time: Theory or Empirics?," Working Papers 2012.55, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
- David W Johnston & Marco Piatti & Benno Torgler, 2012. "Citation Success Over Time: Theory or Empirics?," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 284, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
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- B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
- C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
- N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2012-06-13 (All new papers)
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- NEP-IPR-2012-06-13 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-SOG-2012-06-13 (Sociology of Economics)
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