Diversity in Economics: An Analysis of Journal Quality Perceptions

31 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2003

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Kostas Axarloglou

ALBA Graduate Business School

Vasilis Theoharakis

ALBA Graduate Business School; Aston University - Marketing Group

Date Written: February 11, 2003

Abstract

It is still debatable whether scientific diversity is a virtue or a disadvantage for the development of a discipline. Nonetheless, diversity among scientists with respect to their journal quality perceptions plays an important role in hiring and promotion decisions. In the present paper we examine the degree of diversity within economics based on the journal quality perceptions of 2,103 AEA economists worldwide. Specifically, we empirically test for factors that might explain differences in an economist's journal quality perceptions. These factors include an economist's geographic origin, school of thought, journal affiliation, field of specialization and research orientation. Indeed, we find that a significant degree of diversity in journal quality perceptions exists between economists that belong in different subgroups. These results might explain the frequent debates in tenure and promotion committees where journal standing are used for the evaluation of a researcher's output.

JEL Classification: A12, D12

Suggested Citation

Axarloglou, Kostas and Theoharakis, Vasilis, Diversity in Economics: An Analysis of Journal Quality Perceptions (February 11, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=379120 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.379120

Kostas Axarloglou

ALBA Graduate Business School ( email )

Athinas Ave. & 2A Areos Str.
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+3010 896 4737 (Fax)

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Vasilis Theoharakis (Contact Author)

ALBA Graduate Business School ( email )

Athinas Ave. & 2A Areos Str.
Vouliagmeni 166 71, Athens
Greece
+30 210 896 4531 (Phone)
+30 210 896 4737 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.alba.edu.gr

Aston University - Marketing Group ( email )

Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET
United Kingdom

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