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Wie steht's mit der Schweizer Ökonomik?


  • Bruno S. Frey
  • Reiner Eichenberger


This short paper investigates the impact of Swiss economists by analyzing the citations collected in the Social Sciences Citation Index. It comes as no big surprise that the Anglo- Saxon countries dominate modern economics with respect to the absolute number of eminent, most frequently cited economists. However, data, which are standardized according to differences in population size and economic potential, reveal that Switzerland - compared to the other Continental European countries - exhibits a very high density of eminent economists.

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  • Bruno S. Frey & Reiner Eichenberger, 2001. "Wie steht's mit der Schweizer Ökonomik?," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 137(IV), pages 525-533, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ses:arsjes:2001-iv-2

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