The Evolution of the American Economic Review (1911-2011) from a Technical and Theoretical Perspective

Posted: 22 Apr 2011 Last revised: 30 Apr 2012

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Rajah Rasiah

University of Malaya

Date Written: April 19, 2011

Abstract

This paper seeks to examine the technical and theoretical orientation of the American Economic Review (AER) journal from 1911 until 2011. Arguably one of the most potent journals in economics, AER has been a pillar in the development of economics as a science through its focus on novel methodologies and models based on economic intuition. Also important is the trends in the publication of the sector-based, disciplinary and issue-based articles that have been published by the journal. Using a typology of taxonomies and trajectories, we analyze in this paper the direction of economic research over the last hundred years using the Economic Historical Analysis Approach (EHA-Approach).

Keywords: Evolution of economics research, economics teaching

JEL Classification: B40, B41, B42

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Rasiah, Rajah, The Evolution of the American Economic Review (1911-2011) from a Technical and Theoretical Perspective (April 19, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1814943

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
+60126850293 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://ssrc.um.edu.my/

Rajah Rasiah

University of Malaya ( email )

Jalan Lembah Pantai
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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