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An Analysis of Research on Public Economics: Based on Six Top Journals in Public Economics in China from 2006-2015

【Authors】
FAN Liming, WANG Shu
【WorkUnit】
FAN Liming (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
WANG Shu (Shandong University)
【Abstract】

Presenting data on all articles about public economics published in the six top economics journals from 2006 to 2015, we summarize and analyze the trends on the research of public economics in China in three aspects, the authors and the institutions they belong, the topics and the methods. The result suggest that the total number of articles published in these journals increase steadily slow in past 10 years. First of all, for the institutions with high output and impact, their achievements in research are greater than others. Many factors affect the total number of published articles and total citations of an institution, like its location, doctoral enrollments and the number of research projects, otherwise, according to the database, finance and economics institutions usually publish more articles while comprehensive universities have more citations. Secondly, for authors who have more output and impact, there is a cluster effect and gender imbalance. The number of published articles and citations are positively affected by the number of research projects they responsible for and their locations. Quite a number of high citation authors are good at empirical analysis and the age of them tend to be younger. Thirdly, most articles are problemoriented and they concentrate on a few subjects. Furthermore, with growing number of empirical analysis and econometric analysis, the methods used in articles seems to be more scientific.

【KeyWords】
Financial Research, Output, Impact, Concentration