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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 During 2015

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2015, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2015. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2015
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1Jan. 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, 1989–200212,937
2Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?7,788
3Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?6,007
4Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass5,820
5Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands5,026
6May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)3,718
7Jan. 2007Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement3,021
8Sept. 2015Jeremy HorpedahlIdeology Über Alles? Economics Bloggers on Uber, Lyft, and Other Transportation Network Companies2,966
9Sept. 2014Bohanon, Horowitz, and McClureSaying Too Little, Too Late: Public Finance Textbooks and the Excess Burdens of Taxation2,941
10May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management2,905
11Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws2,577
12May 2014M. Kabir Hassan and William J. Hippler, IIIEntrepreneurship and Islam: An Overview2,409
13Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle2,375
14Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries2,374
15Jan. 2015Anthony Randazzo and Jonathan HaidtThe Moral Narratives of Economists2,290
16May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth2,224
17Jan. 2013Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskeyWe Agree That Statistical Significance Proves Essentially Nothing: A Rejoinder to Thomas Mayer2,053
18May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory2,052
19Sept. 2013E. C. Pasour, Jr.Theodore W. Schultz [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]1,874
20Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein and Ryan DazaPaul A. Samuelson [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]1,832

Most-Downloaded Articles 2004–2015

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2015. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2015
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)68,068
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 200637,214
3Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands35,231
4Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement26,862
5Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?24,538
6Jan. 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, 1989–200224,231
7May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth23,280
8May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans22,733
9Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?21,048
10Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass19,992
11Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey17,419
12Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA16,407
13Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre Nansen McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review16,016
14Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?15,831
15May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory15,718
16Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy15,393
17Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?15,310
18Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws15,309
19Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics14,850
20May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management14,766
21Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics14,200
22Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle13,811
23Apr. 2004Mark ThorntonProhibition vs. Legalization: Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Drug Policy?13,574
24Dec. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks12,669
25Jan. 2006Adrian T. Moore and Ted BalakerDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Taxi Deregulation?12,610
26Apr. 2005Bryan CaplanFrom Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy11,585
27Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists11,392
28Aug. 2004Shirley SvornyLicensing Doctors: Do Economists Agree?11,106
29Dec. 2004Coelho, Klein, and McClureFashion Cycles in Economics10,918
30Aug. 2005Kurt SchulerIgnorance and Influence: U.S. Economists on Argentina’s Depression of 1998–200210,890

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2015

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2015 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2015.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2015
Issue Downloads
12(3): September 20151,249
12(2): May 20152,201
12(1): January 20151,721
11(3): September 20141,384
11(2): May 20143,006
11(1): January 20142,072
10(3): September 20137,726
10(2): May 20133,736
10(1): January 20132,969
9(3): September 20124,303
9(2): May 20122,451
9(1): January 20123,096
8(3): September 20113,814
8(2): May 20112,862
8(1): January 20114,064
7(3): September 20105,634
7(2): May 20104,329
7(1): January 20105,610
6(3): September 20093,705
6(2): May 20094,635
6(1): January 20095,108
5(3): September 20084,775
5(2): May 20085,755
5(1): January 20086,006
4(3): September 20076,382
4(2): May 20078,258
4(1): January 20076,766
3(3): September 20067,359
3(2): May 20068,496
3(1): January 20067,392
2(2): August 20057,059
2(1); April 20058,508
1(3): December 20049,438
1(2): August 20049,431
1(1): April 200421,558