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Revealed preference for economics journals: Citations as dollar votes

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  • David Laband
  • John Sophocleus

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There are several measures which can be used to evaluate professional regard for economics journals. In this paper, I have focused on citations as a proxy for quality of material published, as revealed preference for the journals. The availability of the Social Sciences Citation Index has permitted construction of a relative rating system for economics journals, based on citations, which was virtually impossible for previous researchers to achieve. While the potential objections to using citations as a proxy have been admitted, the proxy is still a useful one — one that reveals preferences for the top economics journals, much as dollars reveal preferences in product markets. Copyright Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1985

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  • David Laband & John Sophocleus, 1985. "Revealed preference for economics journals: Citations as dollar votes," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 46(3), pages 317-324, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:46:y:1985:i:3:p:317-324
    DOI: 10.1007/BF00124429
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    9. Pedro C. Vieira, 2004. "Top ranking economics journals impact variability and a ranking update to the year 2002," FEP Working Papers 149, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
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    13. J.R. Clark & Joshua C. Hall & Ashley S. Harrison, 2017. "The Relative Value of AER P&P Economic Education Papers," Working Papers 17-23, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.

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