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Institutional Ties of _Journal of Development Economics_ Authors and Editors


  • Daniel B. Klein
  • Therese DiCola


Sociologists of science such as Richard Whitley explain that official institutions may have a profound influence on the character and organization of science. We examine the ties of authors and editorial officers of the Journal of Development Economics (2002) to the World Bank, the IMF, and so on. “Ties†includes past or current employment, consultancy, grant, publication and presentation. Regarding the 124 authorships, we find that 75 percent have ties to the “Big 8†official development institutions, and 84 percent to official development institutions more broadly defined. Of the 26 editorial officers, we find that all have ties to the Big 8, all but one with ties of employment, consultancy, or grant. This article contains a link to the data (with individual identities redacted).

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  • Daniel B. Klein & Therese DiCola, 2004. "Institutional Ties of _Journal of Development Economics_ Authors and Editors," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 1(2), pages 319-330, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ejw:journl:v:1:y:2004:i:2:p:319-330

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    1. William Easterly, 2002. "The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262550423, July.
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    Economic development; character; purpose; development institutions; Journal of Economic Development.;

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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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