Keywords of a publication may be indicative of its subfield. In this paper, we analyse citation performance of thirty keywords to understand differences in intra-field citation performance in economics. First, citation performance of publications that contain a certain keyword is computed. Then, adjustments are made for the publication year and the publishing journal. Keywords such as 'growth', 'inference' and 'institutions' have above average citation performance in all adjustments. Lastly, the trend in the frequency of publications that contain a certain keyword is explored.