American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5): 1219-1249
31 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2011 Last revised: 21 Apr 2013
Date Written: October 26, 2011
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.
Keywords: citations, SSCI, Nobel Prize in economics, mainstream, mainline
JEL Classification: A11, B20, N01
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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