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Three tribes: the uneasy relations between economics and economic history

Martina Cioni (), Giovanni Federico () and Michelangelo Vasta ()

Department of Economics University of Siena from Department of Economics, University of Siena

Abstract: We argue that economic history still remains a distinct field in economics. We rely on a new database of almost 3,300 economic history articles published from 2001 to 2018 in top economic history journals and in ten leading economics journals. The share of economic history articles in economics journals has increased very little, cross-citations are limited and only few authors publish in both economics and economic history journals. As expected, publishing in top five economic journals yields many more citations than in top field journals, but this is not necessarily true for other prestigious economic journals

Keywords: bibliometric analysis; citations; economic history; economics journals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A12 N01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-10
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