In the movie Moneyball, a nerdy Ivy League economics major, working for a general manager played by Brad Pitt, found undervalued baseball players by applying clear-headed logic and statistical techniques.1 Many economists watching this movie probably felt a tinge of pride in seeing our tools portrayed as rigorously objective.
Our uneconomic methods of measuring economic research
Stan Liebowitz, 6 December 2013
Citations: Caution, context, common sense
David Laband, 11 September 2013
Let me start with a confession. I like and use citations. Does this really make me a bad person? I don’t think so, for reasons that are fundamentally economic and that are reflected in a conversation I had three decades ago with Tom Borcherding, the former longtime editor of Economic Inquiry.
Free availability and diffusion of scientific articles
Patrick Gaulé, Nicolas Maystre, 23 June 2009
With the advent of electronic publishing, the cost of distributing scientific articles has fallen sharply. Yet journal prices have steadily increased, particularly those of for-profit journals, which charge roughly 3 times more than journals run by scientific societies (Dewatripont et al. 2007).
Networking, citation of academic research, and premature death
Joshua Aizenman, Kenneth Kletzer, 30 April 2008
One approach for measuring the impact and diffusion of academic research is by studying the quantity and pattern of citations to published research findings. The literature on the diffusion of technological innovations frequently uses patent citation data to study the spread of technological knowledge (for example, the volume by Jaffe and Trajtenberg (2002)).
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- The ECB’s stealth bailoutSinn
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
Adelman, 28 October 2013
Reichlin, Giugliano, 7 November 2013
Holmes, McGrattan, Prescott
Beck, De Haas, Ongena