(19) In order to adjust for this probable bias, we will follow King's (2001) approach and give explicit weighting to all papers published in the NZEP. (20) For purposes of this study, we have done so by giving all pages published in the NZEP the same weighting as that received by Economic Record pages under all weighting schemes.
The resulting vector of weights lists explicit values for 157 journals, with the AER having a weight of 3.83 and the Economic Record (and thus the NZEP) a weight of 2.21.
has also enjoyed a reputation as a place where researchers can receive expert feedback from other researchers in the field, in a timely fashion.
Economic growth is something we haven't had a lot of in New Zealand recently, and a Symposium of papers on the NZ growth and productivity problem will be a feature of the next issue of NZEP
. Contributions are welcome.
Alert readers may feel that they have seen this paper before, and indeed they have--it appeared in the previous issue of NZEP, with, unfortunately, the actual tables of results omitted.
Most journals, including this one, do not score at all, but Ian King shows results with NZEP assigned various weights, in recognition of its regional importance.
Tables 5 and 6 present the results using different weights for the NZEP, from 1990 onwards and 1995 onwards, respectively.
Tables 5 and 6 present the rankings based on the "9 Core" journals identified in the LP paper, along with the NZEP. As mentioned above, this is done to make the analysis comparable to that done by Kalaitzidakis et al., (1999) when considering European departments, but where the NZEP replaces the European Economic 3.4 Review.
In response to comments from the referees and the editor, in the revision, I also considered rankings from subsamples of the publications: the "Core 5", the "Blue Ribbon 8", and the "Core 9" journals plus the NZEP
, and broke each subsample into two different periods: 1990-2000 and 1995-2000.
Together with Jagdish Bhagwati's Free Trade Today (also reviewed in this issue of NZEP
), this latest book by Douglas Irwin was hailed by The Economist ("Economics Focus", Feb 7, 2002) as a welcome advocacy of free trade.
Where Bhagwati cannot claim direct credit for a `key' or 'revolutionary' idea it is usually gathered in at one remove, from the work of one or other of his `students', including the `remarkable' (indeed) Paul Krugman, and the merely `gifted' Douglas Irwin (whose own most recent free trade polemic, Free Trade Under Fire, is reviewed in this issue of NZEP
by Mia Mikic).
In Table 5,when the NZEP
has the smallest weight (0.001, in columns 2 and 3) then the rankings are similar to those reported in columns 8 and 9 in Table I, where publications in the "Blue Ribbon 8" journals were used.