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Leading institutional contributors to the elite economic journals

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Given the prestige enjoyed by several economic departments, there is a natural curiosity regarding their contributions to the economic literature. This article, analyses 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 analyse 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.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Finance, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA 19131 2: Department of Economics, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19086

Publication date: July 1, 2009

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