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Social Ties in Academia: A Friend Is a Treasure

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  • Tommaso Colussi

    (IZA—Institute of Labor Economics)

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This paper employs a unique data set on articles, authors, and editors of the top general interest journals in economics to investigate the role of social connections in the publication process. Ties between editors and authors are identified based on their academic histories. About 43% of the articles published in these journals are authored by scholars connected to one editor at the time of the publication. Ph.D. students and faculty colleagues of an editor also improve their publication outcomes when this editor is in charge of a journal.

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  • Tommaso Colussi, 2018. "Social Ties in Academia: A Friend Is a Treasure," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 100(1), pages 45-50, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:100:y:2018:i:1:p:45-50
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    1. Sam Watson’s journal round-up for 26th March 2016
      by Sam Watson in The Academic Health Economists' Blog on 2018-03-26 11:00:43

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    1. Hsieh, Chih-Sheng & König, Michael D. & Liu, Xiaodong & Zimmermann, Christian, 2018. "Superstar Economists: Coauthorship Networks and Research Output," IZA Discussion Papers 11916, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. García-Suaza, Andrés & Otero, Jesus & Winkelmann, Rainer, 2018. "Early Career Research Production in Economics: Does Mentoring Matter?," IZA Discussion Papers 11976, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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