The Relative Value of AER P&P Economic Education Papers

Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 16, Fall 2017, No. 3, pp.11-19

Posted: 6 Jun 2018

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J. R. Clark

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University

Ashley Harrison

Center for Economic Education

Date Written: December 13, 2017

Abstract

The Committee on Economic Education (CEE) has been allocated one session in the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (P&P) since 1964. In 2008, the American Economic Association evaluated the allocation of AER Papers and Proceedings sessions to various AEA Committees. In response, the CEE was asked to prepare a one-page rationale for keeping that session. Their response made several important defenses of the session, including that the quality of the papers published in these sessions must speak for itself. In this paper, we evaluate the relative quality of AER P&P papers through citation analysis. Using the Social Science Citation Index, the citation counts of economic education AER P&P papers are compared to other P&P papers.

Keywords: economic education, citation analysis

JEL Classification: A10, A20

Suggested Citation

Clark, Jeff R. and Hall, Joshua C. and Harrison, Ashley, The Relative Value of AER P&P Economic Education Papers (December 13, 2017). Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Vol. 16, Fall 2017, No. 3, pp.11-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3182570

Jeff R. Clark (Contact Author)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ( email )

Department of Economics
Suite 313 Fletcher Hall
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
United States

Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University ( email )

Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

Ashley Harrison

Center for Economic Education ( email )

TN
United States

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