Your Right Arm for a Publication in AER?

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Arthur E. Attema

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Werner Brouwer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Medical Center (MC)

Job van Exel

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Health Policy & Management

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Date Written: January 2014

Abstract

The time tradeoff (TTO) method is popular in medical decision making for valuing health states. We use it to elicit economists' preferences for publishing in top economic journals and for living without limbs. The economists value journal publications highly and have a clear preference among them, with the American Economic Review (AER) the most preferred. Their responses imply they would sacrifice more than half a thumb for an AER publication. These TTO results are consistent with ranking and willingness to pay results, and indicate that journal preferences are not entirely determined by impact factors or by expectations of a salary increase following a publication in a prestigious journal.

JEL Classification: A10, B41, I10

Suggested Citation

Attema, Arthur E. and Brouwer, Werner and van Exel, Job, Your Right Arm for a Publication in AER? (January 2014). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. 495-502, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2357223 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12013

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