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Is Economics a House Divided? Analysis of Citation Networks

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  • Sina Önder, Ali

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    (Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies)

  • Terviö, Marko

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    (Aalto University and HECER)

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We investigate divisions within the citation network in economics using citation data between 1990 and 2010. We consider all partitions of top institutions into two equal-sized clusters, and pick the one that minimizes cross-cluster citations. The strongest division is much stronger than could be expected to be found under idiosyncratic citation patterns, and is consistent with the reputed freshwater/saltwater division in macroeconomics. The division is stable over time, but varies across the fields of economics.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series, Center for Fiscal Studies with number 2013:3.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 13 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uufswp:2013_003

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Keywords: citations; clustering; influence; schools of thought;

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  1. Rabah Amir & Malgorzata Knauff, 2008. "Ranking Economics Departments Worldwide on the Basis of PhD Placement," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 90(1), pages 185-190, 08.
  2. Pierre-Philippe Combes & Laurent Linnemer, 2010. "Inferring Missing Citations: A Quantitative Multi-Criteria Ranking of all Journals in Economics," Working Papers halshs-00520325, HAL.
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  1. Economics: A house divided
    by Nicholas Gruen in Club Troppo on 2013-03-10 13:57:45

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