Why do economists publish less?


Yuret T.

APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS, vol.21, no.11, pp.760-762, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13504851.2014.889792
  • Journal Name: APPLIED ECONOMICS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.760-762

Abstract

We estimate that the economists publish much less than their colleagues in natural sciences, health and engineering disciplines even after we control for the quality of the publications. A possible explanation for the poor performance of economists is that the journals specialized in economics have a smaller capacity.