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The Quality of Regional Economics Conferences


  • Edward J. Mathis

    (Villanova University)

  • Charles E. Zech

    (Villanova University)


Evaluating faculty research is an important task. There have been a number of studies attempting to rank economics journals. This study considers another outlet for faculty research, regional economics conferences. Five regional conferences are evaluated on the basis of two criteria: the proportion of papers presented that are ultimately published, adjusted for quality; and the number of attendees from top-ranked economics departments. The empirical results are mixed, with the Western and Eastern Economics Association Conferences tending to outperform the Southern, Midwest, and Atlantic Economics Conferences.

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  • Edward J. Mathis & Charles E. Zech, 1992. "The Quality of Regional Economics Conferences," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 18(2), pages 221-228, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:18:y:1992:i:2:p:221-228

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    Economics Departments; Economics Journals; Economics; Journals;

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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics


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