The Remarkable Growth in Financial Economics, 1974-2020

77 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2020

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G. William Schwert

University of Rochester - Simon Business School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: December 3, 2020

Abstract

Academic finance has grown and evolved in the 46 years since the Journal of Financial Economics (JFE) began publishing papers. This paper uses detailed data on the 2,858 papers written by 3,152 different authors published in the JFE from 1974-2019. Cumulatively, these papers have received 278,018 citations from other published papers as reflected in the Social Science Citation Index. Increasing computing power and electronic communication has resulted in trends toward more empirical work, more co-authorship, and more complex papers. Growth in the demand for finance faculty has driven up faculty salaries, and therefore the demand for journal services.

Also see the internet appendix for additional data here: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3722314.

Keywords: Journal, Financial, Economics, citations, impact, submissions, peer review

JEL Classification: G10, G20, G30

Suggested Citation

Schwert, G. William, The Remarkable Growth in Financial Economics, 1974-2020 (December 3, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3722311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3722311

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