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Economics Research in Canada: A Long-Run Assessment of Journal Publications

By James B. Davies (University of Western Ontario), Martin G. Kocher (University of Innsbruck and University of Amsterdam) and Matthias Sutter (University of Innsbruck and University of Gothenburg)

January, 2007

We examine the publications of authors affiliated with an economics research institution in Canada in (i) the Top-10 journals in economics according to journals’ impact factors, and (ii) the Canadian Journal of Economics. We consider all publications in the even years from 1980 to 2000. Canadian economists contributed about 5% of publications in the Top-10 journals and about 55% of publications in the Canadian Journal of Economics over this period. We identify the most active research centres and identify trends in their relative outputs over time. Those research centres successful in publishing in the Top-10 journals are found to also dominate the Canadian Journal of Economics. Additionally, we check the robustness of our findings with respect to journal selection, and we present data on authors’ Ph.D.- origin, thereby indicating output and its concentration in graduate education.

JEL Classification: A11; A14
Keywords: research in economics; Canadian economics; top journals

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