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Economics research in Spain during the 1990s: a literature review

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This paper is a review of the literature on the ranking of centers of excellence in economics according to the papers published in specialized journals that have an anonymous evaluation procedure. There are two objectives: (1) to examine the evolution during the 1990's of certain features of economic research, such as the gap that exists between the United States and the rest of the world, the dominant position of the United Kingdom within Europe, and the low productivity of economic scholars everywhere; and (2) to document the tremendous progress that Spanish research centers underwent during this period.
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  • Javier Ruiz-Castillo, 2008. "Economics research in Spain during the 1990s: a literature review," Spanish Economic Review, Springer;Spanish Economic Association, vol. 10(3), pages 221-249, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:specre:v:10:y:2008:i:3:p:221-249
    DOI: 10.1007/s10108-007-9037-z
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    Economics research; Rankings; US–Europe gap; A10; B49;
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    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • B49 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Other

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