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Most-Downloaded Articles During 2017

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2017, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2017. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2017
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1Sept. 2016Charlotta SternUndoing Insularity: A Small Study of Gender Sociology’s Big Problem14,660
2May 2017Cass R. SunsteinThe Statements I Most Regret12,874
3Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology5,831
4Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?5,598
5Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass4,517
6May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)4,462
7Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?4,427
8Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands4,350
9May 2010Brett BarkleyWhen the White House Changes Party, Do Economists Change Their Tune on Budget Deficits?4,172
10May 2017Tyler CowenMy Biggest Regret3,741
11Sept. 2013Daniel B. KleinKenneth J. Arrow [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]3,020
12Jan. 2007Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement2,907
13May 2014M. Kabir Hassan and William J. Hippler, IIIEntrepreneurship and Islam: An Overview2,826
14Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein, ed.Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates2,384
15Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries2,136
16Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein and Ryan DazaPaul A. Samuelson [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]2,065
17May 2017Feng, Li, and OsborneClassical Liberalism in China: Some History and Prospects1,976
18Sept. 2007Daniel B. Klein, ed.Economists Against Smoot-Hawley1,952
19Sept. 2011Henry E. SmithProperty Is Not Just a Bundle of Rights1,906
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, 1989–20021,884

Most-Downloaded Articles 2004–2017

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2017. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2017
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)75,501
2Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands43,966
3Jan. 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 200639,849
4Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?32,641
5Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement32,397
6Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?31,198
7Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass29,585
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, 1989–200227,496
9May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth26,547
10May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans24,409
11Sept. 2016Charlotta SternUndoing Insularity: A Small Study of Gender Sociology’s Big Problem23,447
12Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey19,547
13Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre Nansen McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review18,966
14Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?18,726
15Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA18,721
16Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy18,658
17May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory18,436
18Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws18,118
19Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?18,071
20May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management17,879
21Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics17,441
22Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle16,930
23Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics16,563
24Dec. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks15,326
25Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists15,091
26Apr. 2004Mark ThorntonProhibition vs. Legalization: Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Drug Policy?14,680
27Apr. 2005Bryan CaplanFrom Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy14,634
28Aug. 2004Shirley SvornyLicensing Doctors: Do Economists Agree?14,508
29Jan. 2006Adrian T. Moore and Ted BalakerDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Taxi Deregulation?14,493
30July 2005David R. HendersonThe Role of Economists in Ending the Draft13,423

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2017

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2017 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2017.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2017
Issue Downloads
14(3): September 20171,336
14(2): May 20171,187
14(1): January 2017887
13(3): September 20162,067
13(2): May 20163,233
13(1): January 20161,706
12(3): September 20152,956
12(2): May 20153,698
12(1): January 20152,834
11(3): September 20142,949
11(2): May 20145,932
11(1): January 20143,156
10(3): September 20139,605
10(2): May 20134,828
10(1): January 20133,984
9(3): September 20125,769
9(2): May 20123,242
9(1): January 20124,013
8(3): September 20115,935
8(2): May 20113,636
8(1): January 20115,480
7(3): September 20106,374
7(2): May 20105,284
7(1): January 20106,588
6(3): September 20094,503
6(2): May 20095,185
6(1): January 20096,219
5(3): September 20085,665
5(2): May 20087,169
5(1): January 20087,398
4(3): September 20077,638
4(2): May 20079,547
4(1): January 20077,661
3(3): September 20068,457
3(2): May 200610,575
3(1): January 20069,061
2(2): August 20058,029
2(1); April 20059,913
1(3): December 200411,792
1(2): August 200410,685
1(1): April 200423,010