Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Readership Statistics

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Most-Downloaded Articles During 2019

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2019, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2019. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2019
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1Mar. 2019John R. Lott, Jr. and Carlisle E. MoodyIs the United States an Outlier in Public Mass Shootings? A Comment on Adam Lankford8,520
2Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?6,913
3Mar. 2019Adam LankfordConfirmation That the United States Has Six Times Its Global Share of Public Mass Shooters, Courtesy of Lott and Moody’s Data5,723
4Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass4,052
5Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology3,863
6Sept. 2015Hugo J. Faria and Leonor FilardoVenezuela: Without Liberals, There Is No Liberalism3,812
7May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)3,795
8Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?3,130
9May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management2,758
10Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands2,622
11Jan. 2018Andrew Bird and Stephen A. KarolyiResponse to Alex Young2,315
12Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries2,222
13Jan. 2018Alex YoungWill the Real Specification Please Stand Up? A Comment on Andrew Bird and Stephen Karolyi2,178
14Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein, ed.Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates2,156
15Sept. 2016Charlotta SternUndoing Insularity: A Small Study of Gender Sociology’s Big Problem2,074
16Sept. 2007Daniel B. Klein, ed.Economists Against Smoot-Hawley2,049
17Jan. 2013Klein, Davis, and HedengrenEconomics Professors’ Voting, Policy Views, Favorite Economists, and Frequent Lack of Consensus1,924
18May 2014Russell RobertsSympathy for Homo Religiosus1,861
19Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics1,856
20May 2007Ian VasquezPeter Bauer: Blazing the Trail of Development1,819

Most-Downloaded Articles 2004–2019

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2019. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2019
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)83,148
2Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands49,578
3Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?46,846
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 200642,165
5Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?40,876
6Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass37,667
7Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement35,734
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, 1989–200230,200
9May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth29,672
10Sept. 2016Charlotta SternUndoing Insularity: A Small Study of Gender Sociology’s Big Problem28,335
11May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans26,103
12May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management21,909
13Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre Nansen McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review21,818
14Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey21,811
15Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy21,317
16Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics21,292
17Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA21,263
18Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?21,081
19May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory20,413
20Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws20,200
21Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?20,082
22Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle19,955
23Sept. 2007Daniel B. Klein, ed.Economists Against Smoot-Hawley18,991
24Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology18,984
25Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists18,316
26Dec. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks18,156
27Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics17,955
28Aug. 2004Shirley SvornyLicensing Doctors: Do Economists Agree?17,455
29Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries17,273
30Apr. 2005Bryan CaplanFrom Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy17,068

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2019

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2019 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2019.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2019
Issue Downloads
16(2): September 201995
16(1): March 20191,544
15(3): September 20181,851
15(2): May 20181,302
15(1): January 20181,686
14(3): September 20172,221
14(2): May 20172,029
14(1): January 20171,388
13(3): September 20163,552
13(2): May 20165,563
13(1): January 20162,738
12(3): September 20154,375
12(2): May 20155,156
12(1): January 20154,050
11(3): September 20144,229
11(2): May 20147,590
11(1): January 20144,091
10(3): September 201312,330
10(2): May 20135,738
10(1): January 20134,860
9(3): September 20127,141
9(2): May 20124,134
9(1): January 20124,831
8(3): September 20117,480
8(2): May 20114,183
8(1): January 20116,614
7(3): September 20107,167
7(2): May 20106,144
7(1): January 20107,223
6(3): September 20095,239
6(2): May 20095,600
6(1): January 200910,384
5(3): September 20086,993
5(2): May 20088,255
5(1): January 20088,405
4(3): September 20078,543
4(2): May 200710,744
4(1): January 20078,213
3(3): September 20069,264
3(2): May 200612,346
3(1): January 200610,468
2(2): August 20059,192
2(1); April 200511,131
1(3): December 200413,480
1(2): August 200411,721
1(1): April 200423,754