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Some Thoughts on Regional Economics as a Source of Scholarly Contributions

  • Sarafoglou, Nikias

    (Chapman U)

  • Cebula, Richard J.

    (Jacksonville U)

The present study seeks to extend the depth and scope of an earlier study by Isserman (2004). In particular, using Isserman (2004) as a starting point and using more recent data [for the years 2005 through 2009], this study seeks to provide a broader and more in-depth perspective on the role and relative contribution of Regional Economics research to pertinent related scholarly literature as a whole. Interestingly, by taking into consideration the size of a subfield or field in terms of the number of its SSCI-journals, Regional Science journals may well manifest a higher impact than the journals of Economics and Geography. Hence, RSAI journals appear to be contributing quite productively, given the relative size of their field.

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Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 40 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 227-35

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