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The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners in Economics: Mainline vs. Mainstream


Peter J. Boettke


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Alexander Fink


University of Leipzig

Daniel J. Smith


Troy University

October 26, 2011

American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5): 1219-1249
GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-43

Abstract:     
We assess the impact of two groups of economists; mainline economists, who regard economics primarily as the science of exchange and mainstream economists, who perceive economics primarily as the science of choice. To control for scholarly quality we investigate the citation impact of Nobel Prize winning economists, who we break up into the two groups, mainline and mainstream. We find that over the period from 1970 to 2007 mainline economists had more of an impact than mainstream economists.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: citations, SSCI, Nobel Prize in economics, mainstream, mainline

JEL Classification: A11, B20, N01


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Date posted: October 26, 2011 ; Last revised: April 21, 2013

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Boettke, Peter J. and Fink, Alexander and Smith, Daniel J., The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners in Economics: Mainline vs. Mainstream (October 26, 2011). American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5): 1219-1249; GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-43. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949838 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1949838

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Peter J. Boettke
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Alexander Fink
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Daniel J. Smith (Contact Author)
Troy University ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://www.danieljosephsmith.com/
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