Economic Departments and Their Contributions to the Elite Economic Journals

12 Pages Posted: 3 May 2006

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Jean L. Heck

St. Joseph's University - Haub School of Business

Peter Zaleski

Villanova University - School of Business - Economics

Scott J. Dressler

Villanova University - School of Business - Economics

Date Written: April 2006

Abstract

Given the prestige enjoyed by several economic departments, there is a natural curiosity regarding their contributions to the economic literature. This paper analyzes the appearance of all academic institutions worldwide in the eight leading economic journals, the "Blue Ribbon Eight," from 1991 to 2005. We cite those institutions who appear the most, and analyze the composition of appearances across all eight journals to assess their degree of diversity. While it is tempting to use these measures as a ranking of institutions, the analysis is meant to be purely an historical appreciation of the contributions of these admirable institutions.

Keywords: Prolific Economic Departments, Elite Journals

JEL Classification: B15

Suggested Citation

Heck, Jean L. and Zaleski, Peter and Dressler, Scott J., Economic Departments and Their Contributions to the Elite Economic Journals (April 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=899794 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.899794

Jean L. Heck (Contact Author)

St. Joseph's University - Haub School of Business ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

Peter Zaleski

Villanova University - School of Business - Economics ( email )

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1678
United States

Scott J. Dressler

Villanova University - School of Business - Economics ( email )

800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1678
United States

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