Matthias Aistleitner, Jakob Kapeller, Dominik Kronberger,
"The authors of economics journals revisited: evidence from a large-scale replication of Hodgson and Rothman (1999)"
, in Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 19, Nummer 1, Seite(n) 86?101, 2023, ISSN: 1744-1382
The authors of economics journals revisited: evidence from a large-scale replication of Hodgson and Rothman (1999)
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In this paper, we present results from of a large-scale replication of Hodgson and Rothman's (1999, The Economic Journal, 109(453): 165?186) seminal analysis of the institutional and geographical concentration of authors publishing in top economic journals. We analyze bibliometric data of more than 49,000 articles published in a set of 30 highly influential economic journals between 1990 and 2018. Based on a random sample of 3,253 authors, we further analyze the PhD-granting institutions of the authors under study to better scrutinize the claim of an ?institutional oligopoly?. The findings confirm the long-term persistence of strong oligopolistic structures in terms of both, author affiliations as well as PhD-granting institutions.