nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2021‒06‒21
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. The State of the Art of Economic History: The Uneasy Relation with Economics By Martina Cioni; Giovanni Federico; Michelangelo Vasta
  2. Women in research in economics in Uruguay By Verónica Amarante; Marisa Bucheli; María Inés Moraes; Tatiana Pérez

  1. By: Martina Cioni; Giovanni Federico; Michelangelo Vasta (Division of Social Science)
    Abstract: This paper assesses the state of the art of economic history, focusing on recent changes that have recently characterized the field. We rely on a new database of almost 2,700 articles published from 2001 to 2018 in the top-five economic history journals and in 13 leading economics journals. We argue that economic history still remains a distinct field. The share of economic history articles in economics journals increased very little and only few authors published in both economics and economic history journals. Publishing in top-five economic journals yields more citations than in top-field journals, but this is not necessarily true for other prestigious economic journals. Finally, we speculate on the future. Will economic history lose its soul and become a sub-field of development studies? Will persistence studies become a separate field? Or, perhaps, a new synthesis will emerge, with scholars dealing with traditional and new research questions with a wide range of tools? JEL
    Date: 2021–06
  2. By: Verónica Amarante (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía); Marisa Bucheli (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Departamento de Economía); María Inés Moraes (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía); Tatiana Pérez (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Departamento de Economía)
    Abstract: We analyze gender gaps in written production in Economics in Uruguay. We first describe the evolution of professional context and female participation. We then provide an empirical analysis of the research output based on two databases: working papers and technical documents and articles published in journals. The main results are: a) men produce more journal articles than women but there is not a gender gap in working papers; b) women and men are unevenly represented across fields; c) non-local partnership is more likely among men than women; d) non-local partnership is strongly associated with the gender gap in journal articles production.
    Keywords: gender gaps; economic research; networks; men and women economists
    JEL: J16 J44 I23 O30
    Date: 2021–01

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