Quality Control in Economics

19 Pages Posted: 13 May 2003

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David N. Laband

Auburn University

Robert D. Tollison

University of Mississippi - School of Business Administration

Gokhan Ramazan Karahan

University of Mississippi - School of Business Administration

Abstract

This paper analyzes the editorial screening process in economics, employing data from the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. We examine three issues: the decline of critical commentary in economics, the increased referencing behavior of authors, and the decline in the citation of economic research. We find that there is empirical evidence in favor of the idea that these trends are mostly due to more ex ante investment by authors in their papers and less need for ex post quality control.

Suggested Citation

Laband, David and Tollison, Robert D. and Karahan, Gokhan Ramazan, Quality Control in Economics. Kyklos, Vol. 55, pp. 315-334, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=325128

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Robert D. Tollison

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Gokhan Ramazan Karahan

University of Mississippi - School of Business Administration ( email )

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