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Who Cites What?


  • Kenneth W. Clements

    () (The University of Western Australia)

  • Patricia Wang

    (The University of Western Australia)


The present paper analyses citations in the work of a large number of PhD students. We show that the pattern of citations of journal articles, books and other reference material differs substantially across areas within economics. An investigation of reciprocal citations reveals a surprisingly low degree of communication among the Group of Eight universities and a high propensity to cite authors from the same institution, especially supervisors. We also analyse the Australian share of cited works, and identify journals, articles and authors that PhD students value highly. Copyright 2003 The Economic Society of Australia.

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  • Kenneth W. Clements & Patricia Wang, 2003. "Who Cites What?," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 79(245), pages 229-244, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:79:y:2003:i:245:p:229-244

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