Working Papers

Towards Measuring Journal Impact—Properly

Author: 
Melissa Vergara Fernández
Publication Number: 
2020-13
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

In this paper I evaluate the Journal Impact Factor using a theory of measurement. I argue that JIF does not stand up to close scrutiny. To measure a concept adequately, our theory of measurement

Who Runs the AEA?

Author: 
Kevin D. Hoover and Andrej Svorenčík
Publication Number: 
2020-12
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The leadership structure of the American Economics Association is documented using a biographical database covering every officer and losing candidate for AEA offices from 1950 to 2019.  The analysis focuses on institutional affiliations by education and employment.  The structure is strongly hie

Whatever Happened to History of Science? How Scholarship Became Politicized Story-Telling

Author: 
John Staddon
Publication Number: 
2020-10
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 21, 2020

In this piece I look at just one small corner of science history touching on biology, psychology and political science.

Domar, Expectations, and Growth Stabilization

Author: 
Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2020-09
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Evsey Domar put forward in a couple of articles in the 1940s a “guaranteed income growth proposal.” For the first time in macroeconomics, economic policy was supposed to work merely through the impact of its announcement on expectations.

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