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 2004–2014

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2014. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2014
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)64,350
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 200635,886
3Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands30,205
4Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement23,841
5May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans21,910
6May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth21,056
7Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?18,531
8Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey16,378
9Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA15,547
10Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?14,336
11Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review14,250
12Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass14,172
13Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy13,865
14Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?13,666
14May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory13,666
16Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?13,260
17Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics13,139
18Apr. 2004Mark ThorntonProhibition vs. Legalization: Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Drug Policy?13,008
19Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws12,732
20Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics12,538
21May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management11,861
22Jan. 2006Adrian T. Moore and Ted BalakerDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Taxi Deregulation?11,517
23Dec. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks11,441
24Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle11,436
25Jan. 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, 1989-200211,294
26Apr. 2005Bryan CaplanFrom Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy10,324
27Aug. 2005Kurt SchulerIgnorance and Influence: U.S. Economists on Argentina’s Depression of 1998–200210,137
28Dec. 2004Coelho, Klein, and McClureFashion Cycles in Economics9,835
29Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists9,753
30Jan. 2011Ferrarini, Gwartney, and MortonAdvanced Placement Economics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly9,746

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2014

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2014, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2014. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2014
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management11,861
2Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?7,603
3May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)6,344
4Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass5,712
5Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?5,179
6Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands4,624
7Jan. 2007Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement3,890
8Jan. 2011Ferrarini, Gwartney, and MortonAdvanced Placement Economics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly3,700
9Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries2,859
10May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth2,592
11Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?2,552
12Sept. 2013Klein, Daza, and MeadEric S. Maskin [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]2,509
13Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein and Ryan DazaGary S. Becker [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]2,409
14Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review2,349
15May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory2,225
16Jan. 2013Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskeyWe Agree That Statistical Significance Proves Essentially Nothing: A Rejoinder to Thomas Mayer2,033
17Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws2,017
17Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle1,871
19Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy1,836
20Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein, ed.Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates1,723

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2014

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2014 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2014.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2014
Issue Downloads
11(3): September 2014677
11(2): May 20141,876
11(1): January 20141,537
10(3): September 20136,894
10(2): May 20132,867
10(1): January 20132,566
9(3): September 20123,187
9(2): May 20122,118
9(1): January 20122,602
8(3): September 20113,211
8(2): May 20112,509
8(1): January 20113,416
7(3): September 20105,208
7(2): May 20103,784
7(1): January 20104,986
6(3): September 20093,350
6(2): May 20094,152
6(1): January 20094,605
5(3): September 20084,228
5(2): May 20085,120
5(1): January 20085,386
4(3): September 20075,250
4(2): May 20077,445
4(1): January 20076,212
3(3): September 20066,621
3(2): May 20067,498
3(1): January 20066,639
2(2): August 20056,484
2(1); April 20057,838
1(3): December 20048,277
1(2): August 20048,565
1(1): April 200420,938