Thirty-Five Years of Peer-Reviewed Publishing by North American Economics PhDs: Quantity, Quality, and Beyond

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Ali Sina Önder

University of Portsmouth

Hakan Yilmazkuday

Florida International University (FIU) - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 22, 2020

Abstract

We provide a descriptive analysis of various qualities of peer-reviewed journal publications of graduates of North American economics PhD programs between 1980 and 2014. We find that the share of single-author papers diminishes over time, and while two-author papers are more common than three-author papers during 1980-1999, this switches after 2000. All-female and mixed-gender author teams publish significantly less compared with all-male author teams between 1980 and 1999, but we find no significant difference after 2000. While male authors are over-represented in micro and macroeconomics, female authors are over-represented in labor and development economics. Although the quality of outlets for most fields does not change much over years, labor economics and economic history are published significantly better after 2000.

Keywords: Economics PhD, Research Activity, Coauthorship, Subfields of Economics, Gender

JEL Classification: A11, A14

Suggested Citation

Önder, Ali Sina and Yilmazkuday, Hakan, Thirty-Five Years of Peer-Reviewed Publishing by North American Economics PhDs: Quantity, Quality, and Beyond (January 22, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2773230 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2773230

Ali Sina Önder (Contact Author)

University of Portsmouth ( email )

Portsmouth, PO1 3DE
United Kingdom

Hakan Yilmazkuday

Florida International University (FIU) - Department of Economics ( email )

11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
United States

HOME PAGE: http://faculty.fiu.edu/~hyilmazk/

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