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Who Refers To Whom: A Study of Research References and the Relationship between Research Reports and Final Publication


  • Martin Shubik

    () (Yale University, School of Management)

  • Samuel McCarthy

    () (Yale University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economics (Box 8268))

  • Jianfeng Yu

    () (Yale University, Department of Statistics)


The size and style of referencing for a large sample of 60 years of publications of the Cowles Foundation are examined. The influence of computerization is considered. Self-referencing is noted and some observations are made on the costs and distribution of research papers.

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  • Martin Shubik & Samuel McCarthy & Jianfeng Yu, 2004. "Who Refers To Whom: A Study of Research References and the Relationship between Research Reports and Final Publication," Yale School of Management Working Papers ysm332, Yale School of Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:ysm:somwrk:ysm332

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    Referencing; Cost of Publication;

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    • D89 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Other
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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