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Citation Success Over Time: Theory or Empirics?

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  • David W. Johnston

    (Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, Australia)

  • Marco Piatti

    (School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

  • Benno Torgler

    (School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, CREMA Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, Switzerland, CESifo, Germany, and the National Centre for Econometric Research, Australia)

Abstract

This study investigates the citation patterns of theoretical and empirical papers over a period of almost 30 years, while also exploring the determinants of citation success. The results indicate that empirical papers attract more citation success than theoretical studies. However, the pattern over time is very similar with yearly mean citations peaking after around 4 years. Moreover, among empirical papers it appears that the cross-country studies are more successful than single country studies focusing on North America data or other regions.

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  • David W. Johnston & Marco Piatti & Benno Torgler, 2012. "Citation Success Over Time: Theory or Empirics?," Working Papers 2012.55, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  • Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2012.55
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    Keywords

    Citations; Theory; Empirics; Cross-Country; North America;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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