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
Date Written: December 13, 2017
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
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