nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2022‒07‒25
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Confidence Intervals for Recursive Journal Impact Factors By Johannes König; David I. Stern; Richard S. J. Tol
  2. The Influence of Covid-19 on Publications in Economics: Bibliometric Evidence from Five Working Paper Series By Constantin Bürgi; Klaus Wohlrabe

  1. By: Johannes König; David I. Stern; Richard S. J. Tol
    Abstract: We compute confidence intervals for recursive impact factors, that take into account that some citations are more prestigious than others, as well as for the associated ranks of journals, applying the methods to the population of economics journals. The Quarterly Journal of Economics is clearly the journal with greatest impact, the confidence interval for its rank only includes one. Based on the simple bootstrap, the remainder of the “Top-5” journals are in the top 6 together with the Journal of Finance, while the Xie et al. (2009), and Mogstad et al. (2022) methods generally broaden estimated confidence intervals, particularly for mid-ranking journals. All methods agree that most apparent differences in journal quality are, in fact, mostly insignificant.
    Keywords: bibliometrics, citation analysis, publishing, bootstrapping
    JEL: A14 C15 C46
    Date: 2022
  2. By: Constantin Bürgi; Klaus Wohlrabe
    Abstract: We compare Covid-related working papers in economics to non-Covid-related working papers in four dimensions. Based on five well-known working papers series and data from the RePEc website, we find that Covid papers are mainly cover topics in macroeconomics and health, they are written by larger teams than non-Covid papers, are more often downloaded and they receive more citations relative to non-Covid papers.
    Keywords: Covid, Corona, pandemic, citations
    JEL: A10 A12 I00
    Date: 2022

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