Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Readership Statistics

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Most-Downloaded Articles During 2020

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2020, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2020. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2020
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1Sept. 2020Daniel B. Klein, ed.What 21st-Century Works Will Merit a Close Reading in 2050?: First Tranche of Responses6,825
2Mar. 2020Justin T. PickettThe Stewart Retractions: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis6,554
3Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology4,731
4Mar. 2020John R. Lott, Jr. and Carlisle E. MoodyBrought Into the Open: How the U.S. Compares to Other Countries in the Rate of Public Mass Shooters4,658
5Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?4,071
6May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)3,751
7Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass3,554
8Mar. 2019Adam LankfordConfirmation That the United States Has Six Times Its Global Share of Public Mass Shooters, Courtesy of Lott and Moody’s Data2,906
9Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands2,538
10May 2016Friedrich A. HayekThe Meaning of Competition2,380
11May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management2,253
12Sept. 2007Daniel B. Klein, ed.Economists Against Smoot-Hawley2,210
13Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?2,131
14Sept. 2020Mitchell LangbertRepublicans Need Not Apply: An Investigation of the American Economic Association Using Voter Registration and Political Contributions1,953
15Mar. 2020Arnold KlingEdward Leamer Deserves a Nobel Prize for Improving Argumentation That Uses Statistics1,925
16May 2012Friedrich A. HayekTransmission of the Ideals of Economic Freedom1,855
17Jan. 2013Klein, Davis, and HedengrenEconomics Professors’ Voting, Policy Views, Favorite Economists, and Frequent Lack of Consensus1,731
18Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries1,728
19Sept. 2019Martin Van StadenThe Liberal Tradition in South Africa, 1910–20191,716
20Mar. 2019John R. Lott, Jr. and Carlisle E. MoodyIs the United States an Outlier in Public Mass Shootings? A Comment on Adam Lankford1,627

Most-Downloaded Articles 2004–2020

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2020. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2020
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)86,899
2Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands52,116
3Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?50,917
4Jan. 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 200643,262
5Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?43,007
6Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass41,221
7Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement36,841
8Jan. 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, 1989–200231,266
9May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth31,040
10Sept. 2016Charlotta SternUndoing Insularity: A Small Study of Gender Sociology’s Big Problem29,560
11May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans27,126
12May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management24,162
13Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology23,715
14Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre Nansen McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review22,785
15Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey22,686
16Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics22,382
17Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA22,139
18Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy22,070
19Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?21,820
20Sept. 2007Daniel B. Klein, ed.Economists Against Smoot-Hawley21,201
21May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory21,094
22Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle21,033
23Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws20,958
24Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?20,888
25Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists19,350
26Dec. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks19,111
27Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries19,001
28Aug. 2004Shirley SvornyLicensing Doctors: Do Economists Agree?18,580
29Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics18,419
30Apr. 2005Bryan CaplanFrom Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy17,765

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2020

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2020 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2020.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2020
Issue Downloads
17(2): September 2020299
17(1): March 2020825
16(2): September 2019179
16(1): March 20191,729
15(3): September 20182,006
15(2): May 20181,541
15(1): January 20181,863
14(3): September 20172,453
14(2): May 20172,368
14(1): January 20171,644
13(3): September 20163,918
13(2): May 20166,473
13(1): January 20163,004
12(3): September 20154,782
12(2): May 20155,693
12(1): January 20154,308
11(3): September 20144,663
11(2): May 20148,100
11(1): January 20144,393
10(3): September 201313,121
10(2): May 20136,120
10(1): January 20135,184
9(3): September 20127,578
9(2): May 20124,356
9(1): January 20125,061
8(3): September 20118,001
8(2): May 20114,379
8(1): January 20116,891
7(3): September 20107,409
7(2): May 20106,403
7(1): January 20107,570
6(3): September 20095,525
6(2): May 20095,704
6(1): January 200910,960
5(3): September 20087,194
5(2): May 20088,561
5(1): January 20088,748
4(3): September 20078,990
4(2): May 200711,106
4(1): January 20078,434
3(3): September 20069,536
3(2): May 200612,731
3(1): January 200610,801
2(2): August 20059,493
2(1); April 200511,395
1(3): December 200413,985
1(2): August 200412,040
1(1): April 200424,015