Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Readership Statistics

If you want to know how many times a particular article has been downloaded, go to that article’s abstract page and look in the lower right corner of that page (the number you find there does not include downloads of the full issue containing that article; complete-issue PDF download counts are given at the bottom of this page).

Most-Downloaded Articles 2004–2013

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2013. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2013
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)58,006
2Jan. 2008Daniel B. Klein and Harika Anna BarlettLeft Out: A Critique of Paul Krugman Based on a Comprehensive Account of His New York Times Columns, 1997 through 200634,401
3Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands25,581
4May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans20,228
5Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement19,951
6May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth18,464
7Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey15,558
8Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA14,255
9Apr. 2004Mark ThorntonProhibition vs. Legalization: Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Drug Policy?12,472
10Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?12,330
11Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy12,029
12Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre Nansen McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review11,901
13Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?11,784
14Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics11,635
15Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics11,622
16May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory11,441
17Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?10,928
18Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws10,715
19Nov. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks10,022
20Jan. 2010Lars Jonung and Eoin DreaIt Can’t Happen, It’s a Bad Idea, It Won’t Last: U.S. Economists on the EMU and the Euro, 1989–20029,968
21Jan. 2006Adrian T. Moore and Ted BalakerDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Taxi Deregulation?9,905
22Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle9,565
23Aug. 2005Kurt SchulerIgnorance and Influence: U.S. Economists on Argentina’s Depression of 1998–20029,367
24Apr. 2005Bryan CaplanFrom Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy8,860
25Dec. 2004Coelho, Klein, and McClureFashion Cycles in Economics8,582
26Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass8,460
27Aug. 2004Daniel B. KleinStatist Quo Bias8,399
28July 2005David R. HendersonThe Role of Economists in Ending the Draft8,341
29Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists8,187
30Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?8,081

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2013

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2013, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2013. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2013
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)10,829
2Jan. 2008Daniel B. Klein and Harika Anna BarlettLeft Out: A Critique of Paul Krugman Based on a Comprehensive Account of His New York Times Columns, 1997 through 20067,462
3Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands6,528
4Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA5,089
5Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass4,226
6Jan. 2007Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement3,529
7Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?3,219
8May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory3,146
9Sept. 2013EJWEconomics Laureates’ Responses to Questionnaire on Ideological Migration3,063
10Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?2,975
11Jan. 2013David O. CushmanPaul Krugman Denies Having Concurred With an Administration Forecast: A Note2,891
12Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws2,817
13Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries2,697
14Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?2,621
15Jan. 2012Jeffrey Rogers HummelSome Possible Consequences of a U.S. Government Default2,591
16Jan. 2010Lars Jonung and Eoin DreaIt Can’t Happen, It’s a Bad Idea, It Won’t Last: U.S. Economists on the EMU and the Euro, 1989–20022,577
17Jan. 2006Adrian T. Moore and Ted BalakerDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Taxi Deregulation?2,494
18May 2013Robert SolowWhy Is There No Milton Friedman Today?2,362
19May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans2,301
20May 2006Philip BoothA List of the 364 Economists Who Objected to Thatcher’s Macro Policy2,236

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2013

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2013 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2013.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2013
Issue Downloads
10(3): September 20135,067
10(2): May 20131,441
10(1): January 20131,079
9(3): September 20122,078
9(2): May 20121,744
9(1): January 20122,104
8(3): September 20112,577
8(2): May 20111,939
8(1): January 20112,692
7(3): September 20103,921
7(2): May 20103,133
7(1): January 20104,410
6(3): September 20092,901
6(2): May 20093,405
6(1): January 20093,772
5(3): September 20083,707
5(2): May 20084,369
5(1): January 20084,464
4(3): September 20073,829
4(2): May 20076,704
4(1): January 20075,266
3(3): September 20065,760
3(2): May 20066,212
3(1): January 20065,466
2(2): August 20055,638
2(1); April 20057,031
1(3): December 20047,066
1(2): August 20047,755
1(1): April 200419,930