Economic Departments and Their Contributions to the Elite Economic Journals
12 Pages Posted: 3 May 2006
Date Written: April 2006
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
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