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  • Kenneth W. Clements
  • Patricia Wang

The present paper analyses citations in the work of a large number of PhD students. We show that the pattern of citations of journal articles, books and other reference material differs substantially across areas within economics. An investigation of reciprocal citations reveals a surprisingly low degree of communication among the Group of Eight universities and a high propensity to cite authors from the same institution, especially supervisors. We also analyse the Australian share of cited works, and identify journals, articles and authors that PhD students value highly. Copyright 2003 The Economic Society of Australia.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 442.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2001
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Handle: RePEc:auu:dpaper:442
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