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 left-hand sidebar of that page.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2021

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2021, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2021. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2021
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management3,907
2Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?3,759
3Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology3,303
4Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands3,169
5May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)2,914
6Sept. 2021David HumeHume’s Manuscript Account of the Extraordinary Affair Between Him and Rousseau2,681
7May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth2,663
8Mar. 2019Adam LankfordConfirmation That the United States Has Six Times Its Global Share of Public Mass Shooters, Courtesy of Lott and Moody’s Data2,640
9Mar. 2021Stephen WalkerCritique of an Article on Machine Learning in the Detection of Accounting Fraud2,492
10Mar. 2021Daniel B. Klein, ed.What 21st-Century Works Will Merit a Close Reading in 2050?: Second Tranche of Responses2,362
11May 2016Friedrich A. HayekThe Meaning of Competition2,257
12Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?2,199
13Mar. 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 Shooters2,176
14Sept. 2020Daniel B. Klein, ed.What 21st-Century Works Will Merit a Close Reading in 2050?: First Tranche of Responses2,028
15Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass1,925
16Sept. 2019Martin Van StadenThe Liberal Tradition in South Africa, 1910–20191,880
17Mar. 2021Bao, Ke, Li, Yu, and ZhangA Response to “Critique of an Article on Machine Learning in the Detection of Accounting Fraud”1,813
18Sept. 2007Daniel B. Klein, ed.Economists Against Smoot-Hawley1,763
19Sept. 2015Manish, Rajagopalan, Sutter, and WhiteLiberalism in India1,675
20Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA1,538

Most-Downloaded Articles 2004–2021

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2021. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2021
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)89,813
2Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands55,285
3Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?54,676
4Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?45,206
5Jan. 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 200644,127
6Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass43,146
7Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement37,565
8May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth33,703
9Jan. 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, 1989–200232,122
10Sept. 2016Charlotta SternUndoing Insularity: A Small Study of Gender Sociology’s Big Problem30,731
11May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management28,069
12May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans27,883
13Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology27,018
14Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre Nansen McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review23,796
15Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA23,677
16Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey23,664
17Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics23,222
18Sept. 2007Daniel B. Klein, ed.Economists Against Smoot-Hawley22,964
19Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy22,632
20Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?22,507
21Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle21,942
22May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory21,657
23Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?21,593
24Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws21,589
25Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries20,470
26Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists20,255
27Dec. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks19,771
28Aug. 2004Shirley SvornyLicensing Doctors: Do Economists Agree?19,507
29Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics18,828
30May 2007Ian VasquezPeter Bauer: Blazing the Trail of Development18,625

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2021

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2021 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2021.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2021
Issue Downloads
18(2): September 2021503
18(1): March 20211,871
17(2): September 2020665
17(1): March 20201,163
16(2): September 2019277
16(1): March 20192,085
15(3): September 20182,175
15(2): May 20181,767
15(1): January 20182,117
14(3): September 20172,712
14(2): May 20172,639
14(1): January 20171,937
13(3): September 20164,275
13(2): May 20167,481
13(1): January 20165,131
12(3): September 20155,627
12(2): May 20156,275
12(1): January 20154,611
11(3): September 20145,084
11(2): May 20148,516
11(1): January 20144,717
10(3): September 201313,846
10(2): May 20136,599
10(1): January 20135,569
9(3): September 20128,125
9(2): May 20124,611
9(1): January 20125,323
8(3): September 20118,613
8(2): May 20114,606
8(1): January 20117,496
7(3): September 20107,721
7(2): May 20106,679
7(1): January 20107,962
6(3): September 20095,831
6(2): May 20095,786
6(1): January 200911,698
5(3): September 20087,696
5(2): May 20088,906
5(1): January 20089,126
4(3): September 20079,442
4(2): May 200711,489
4(1): January 20078,715
3(3): September 20069,857
3(2): May 200613,094
3(1): January 200616,664
2(2): August 200510,012
2(1); April 200511,818
1(3): December 200414,538
1(2): August 200412,411
1(1): April 200424,268