Which leading journal leads? Idea diffusion in economics research journals

Which leading journal leads? Idea diffusion in economics research journals Empir Econ https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-018-1466-z Which leading journal leads? Idea diffusion in economics research journals 1 2 Allen Bellas · Lea-Rachel Kosnik Received: 21 April 2017 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Do general interest journals set the trends in research attention to particular topics, or is it field journals that have greater initial influence? In this paper, we focus on the subfield of environmental economics and attempt to empirically identify whether it has been the leading general interest journals or the top environmental economics field journal that has set the research trends on climate change, air pollution, water pollution, and other topics. We use textual analysis and Granger causality tests to investigate the question of which journals lead in publication of papers related to these topics in environmental economics. Our results indicate that leadership depends on the topic; however, there is some evidence that the top field journal in environmental economics generally took the lead in more controversial topics. Keywords Environmental economics · Textual analysis · Granger causality · Research diffusion JEL Classification A10 · Q50 Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-0 18-1466-z) contains supplementary material, which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Empirical Economics Springer Journals

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Economics; Econometrics; Statistics for Business/Economics/Mathematical Finance/Insurance; Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods
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0377-7332
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1435-8921
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10.1007/s00181-018-1466-z
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Empir Econ https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-018-1466-z Which leading journal leads? Idea diffusion in economics research journals 1 2 Allen Bellas · Lea-Rachel Kosnik Received: 21 April 2017 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Do general interest journals set the trends in research attention to particular topics, or is it field journals that have greater initial influence? In this paper, we focus on the subfield of environmental economics and attempt to empirically identify whether it has been the leading general interest journals or the top environmental economics field journal that has set the research trends on climate change, air pollution, water pollution, and other topics. We use textual analysis and Granger causality tests to investigate the question of which journals lead in publication of papers related to these topics in environmental economics. Our results indicate that leadership depends on the topic; however, there is some evidence that the top field journal in environmental economics generally took the lead in more controversial topics. Keywords Environmental economics · Textual analysis · Granger causality · Research diffusion JEL Classification A10 · Q50 Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-0 18-1466-z) contains supplementary material, which

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Empirical EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2018

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