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Where Economics Has Been Headed? Multiple Identities And Diversity In Economic Literature Evidence From Top Journals Over The Period 2000-2006 A First Note

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  • Caruso, Raul
  • Campiglio, Luigi

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This short paper presents some preliminary results of an ongoing research work focusing on richness and diversity of economic literature. The key idea is that each article published in an economic journal retains multiple identities. These multiple identities are captured through the use of JEL codes. A sample of top generalist journals has been selected. The relative abundance of all JEL categories has been computed for the period 2000-2006. Moreover, a degree of diversity has been proposed for both the sampled journals and the entire Econlit database.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 6797.

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Date of creation: May 2007
Date of revision: Jan 2008
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6797

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Keywords: JEL; Econlit; Economic Journals; multiple identities; identity; relative abundance; diversity; evenness; richness;

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