What do economists track on MyIDEAS?

MyIDEAS is a tool that allows users to create in a personal account bibliographies. It also allows to track new papers in economics along various dimensions, such as particular authors, series, journals, JEL codes and search keywords. In this blog post, we offer a glimpse at what MyIDEAS users are interested in.

As users navigate IDEAS while logged in, they can add items to their personal bibliography and then to particular folders. These can be made public, for example to share with co-authors or students. Currently only 5% of the bibliographies are public. The series or journals appearing most frequently in those bibliographies are:

  1. MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany
  2. NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research
  3. American Economic Review, American Economic Association
  4. IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
  5. PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science
  6. Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier
  7. CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
  8. Post-Print, HAL
  9. Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank
  10. Sustainability, MDPI

Interestingly, this list is quite different from the series and journals that users follow:

  1. American Economic Review, American Economic Association
  2. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press
  3. Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press
  4. Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press
  5. A HREF=”https://ideas.repec.org/s/aea/jeclit.html”>Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association
  6. Econometrica, Econometric Society
  7. Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association
  8. Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier
  9. Journal of Finance, American Finance Association
  10. The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press

As for the most followed JEL codes, this gives an indication as to which fields are the most popular:

  1. E – Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  2. I – Health, Education, and Welfare
  3. O – Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
  4. J – Labor and Demographic Economics
  5. G – Financial Economics
  6. F – International Economics
  7. R – Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics
  8. H – Public Economics
  9. C – Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
  10. N – Economic History

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