Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The pro-U.S. bias in economics publishing

Considering the 20-year span (1985 to 2004) and the top-five economics journals together the published articles comprised:
  • 39 papers on India,
  • 65 papers on China, and
  • 34 papers on all of Sub-Saharan Africa; and
  • 2,383 papers on the US.
Here the top-5 is The American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Journal of Political Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics and The Review of Economic Studies.
--Jishnu Das and Quy-Toan Do, Vox, on economics research for the rest of us