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Small World: Narrow, Wide and Long replication of Goyal, van der Leij and Moraga-González (JPE 2006) and a Comparison of EconLit and Scopus

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Rose,  Michael
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Rose, M. (2020). Small World: Narrow, Wide and Long replication of Goyal, van der Leij and Moraga-González (JPE 2006) and a Comparison of EconLit and Scopus. Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 21-01. doi:10.2139/ssrn.3748234.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0007-A865-A
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I undertake a narrow, wide and long replication of Goyal, van der Leij and Moraga-González (Journal of Political Economy 2006; 114(2): 403–412). Using social network analysis they show that the Economics profession gradually evolved into a small world. Small worlds (or small world networks) have unique information transmission capabilities. The trend is explained by the emergence of frequently publishing researchers with many distinct co-authors. In a social network they resemble stars. The original results are robust to the usage of (I) another software, (II) a recent version of the originally used data, and (III) another database and a more sophisticated author disambiguation.