The Matthew effect defined and tested for the 100 most prolific economists

Tol, Richard (2009) The Matthew effect defined and tested for the 100 most prolific economists. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (2). pp. 420-426. ISSN 1532-2882

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Abstract

The Matthew effect has that recognition is bestowed on researchers of already high repute. If recognition is measured by citations, this means that often-cited papers or authors are cited more often. I use the statistical theory of the growth of firms to test whether the fame of papers and authors indeed exhibits increasing returns to scale, and confirm this hypothesis for the 100 most prolific economists.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z0665 Library Science. Information Science
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 07:45
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2012 07:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38281
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