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Is Czech academic economics ,,european"? Analysis of the thematic structure of representative academic journals

  • Macháček, Martin
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
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The paper presents an original take on the extensive literature dealing with the various assessment of economic departments, economists, and economic journals. The author analyses three representative academic journals from 1999 to 2002 for similarities and differences between the thematic structures of papers by "Czech" and "European" economists. The journals are analyzed according to the Journal of Economic Literature Classification System (JEL) and are limited to Czech and European contributors, this according to the institutional affiliation of the authors as stated in the journals. The results suggest that Czech academic economics is more concerned with macroeconomics or economic doctrine and methodology than microeconomics and labor markets. Though this may seem unusual, the author believes the results primarily reflect the phenomena of economic transition in the Czech Republic.

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