Worldwide Rankings in Economic Growth: Authors, Institutions and Publication Trends during 1992-2002 pp. 53-100
Authors: (Vicente German-Soto, Facultad de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Unidad Camporredondo, Saltillo, México)
Abstract: Economic growth is a highly important area for economists, governments and society. However, how much have we learned? Which individuals have more investigations? What journals made more contributions to economic growth? Which theoretical model is the most empirically tested? How is the hall of fame of economic growth institutions integrated? The aim of this chapter is to build a bibliographic analysis and offer a viewing of the current state of investigation of economic growth. Empirical work is based on 30 leading journals in Economics and database covers eleven years (1992-2002). As a result, I offer rankings of journals, individuals, institutions and countries. It is observed that the theoretical analysis dominated the merely empirical one in the economic growth
field, while the endogenous theory had more publications than the exogenous theory. Also, I estimate a Logit model to try to explain the authors’ decision on the model used to analyze economic growth and its determinants. I think these rankings and trends highlighted by economic growth are a helpful guide to graduate students, faculty
members, and academics, and also to measure the relevance of this topic.