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A Century of American Economic Review

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  • Torgler, Benno
  • Piatti, Marco

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Using information collected from American Economic Review publications of the last 100 years, we try to provide answers to various questions: Which are the top AER publishing institutions and countries? Which are the top AER papers based on citation success? How frequently is someone able to publish in AER? How equally is citation success distributed? Who are the top AER publishing authors? What is the level of cooperation among the authors? What drives the alphabetical name ordering? What are the individual characteristics of the AER authors, editors, editorial board members, and referees? How frequently do women publish in AER? What is the relationship between academic age, publication performance, and citation success? What are the paper characteristics? What influences the level of technique used in articles? Do connections have an influence on citation success? Who receives awards? Can awards increase the probability of publishing in AER at a later stage?

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  • Torgler, Benno & Piatti, Marco, 2011. "A Century of American Economic Review," Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics, Working Paper Series qt6h59v4m6, Berkeley Olin Program in Law & Economics.
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    Keywords

    American Economic Review; publishing economics; rankings; cooperation; authors; editors; board members; referees; connections; awards; paper characteristics; economic history; history of economic thought; Social and Behavioral Sciences;

    JEL classification:

    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B00 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General - - - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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