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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 2016

Of the articles published in EJW between 2004 and 2016, here are the top twenty in downloads during 2016. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles During 2016
Rank Published Author(s) Title Downloads
1Sept. 2016Charlotta SternUndoing Insularity: A Small Study of Gender Sociology’s Big Problem8,787
2Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass5,076
3Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?4,552
4Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands4,385
5Sept. 2016Langbert, Quain, and KleinFaculty Voter Registration in Economics, History, Journalism, Law, and Psychology3,949
6Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?3,676
7May 2014M. Kabir Hassan and William J. Hippler, IIIEntrepreneurship and Islam: An Overview3,432
8Jan. 2015Anthony Randazzo and Jonathan HaidtThe Moral Narratives of Economists3,301
9May 2011Davis, Figgins, Hedengren, and KleinEconomics Professors’ Favorite Economic Thinkers, Journals, and Blogs (along with Party and Policy Views)2,971
10Jan. 2007Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement2,628
11Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein and Ryan DazaPaul A. Samuelson [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]2,471
12Sept. 2014Bohanon, Horowitz, and McClureSaying Too Little, Too Late: Public Finance Textbooks and the Excess Burdens of Taxation2,172
13Sept. 2012James TooleyBig Questions and Poor Economics: Banerjee and Duflo on Schooling in Developing Countries1,996
14May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management1,941
15Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists1,893
16Apr. 2005Leland B. YeagerWhy Distinguish Between Information and Knowledge?1,867
17Sept. 2013E. C. Pasour, Jr.Theodore W. Schultz [Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates]1,793
18Sept. 2013Daniel B. Klein, ed.Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates1,765
19May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth1,749
20Sept. 2011Daniel B. Klein and John RobinsonProperty: A Bundle of Rights? Prologue to the Property Symposium1,735

Most-Downloaded Articles 2004–2016

Of the articles published in EJW since 2004, here are the top thirty in total downloads through December 31, 2016. These numbers do not include downloads of the complete-issue PDF for the respective issue.

Most-Downloaded Articles Through December 31, 2016
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)71,039
2Dec. 2004Peter MinowitzAdam Smith’s Invisible Hands39,616
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 200638,588
4Dec. 2006Daniel B. Klein and Stewart DompeReasons for Supporting the Minimum Wage: Asking Signatories of the “Raise the Minimum Wage” Statement29,490
5Sept. 2008Dennis Coates and Brad R. HumphreysDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Subsidies for Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Mega-Events?28,214
6Jan. 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, 1989–200225,612
7Jan. 2009Blair JenkinsRent Control: Do Economists Agree?25,600
8Jan. 2008Robert S. Goldfarb and Jon Ratner“Theory” and “Models”: Terminology Through the Looking Glass25,068
9May 2009Gavin KennedyAdam Smith and the Invisible Hand: From Metaphor to Myth25,029
10May 2010Zeljka Buturovic and Daniel B. KleinEconomic Enlightenment in Relation to College-going, Ideology, and Other Variables: A Zogby Survey of Americans23,528
11Sept. 2009Robert WhaplesThe Policy Views of American Economic Association Members: The Results of a New Survey18,486
12Aug. 2004Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre Nansen McCloskeySize Matters: The Standard Error of Regressions in the American Economic Review17,617
13Apr. 2004Daniel B. Klein and Eric ChiangThe Social Science Citation Index: A Black Box—with an Ideological Bias?17,406
14Sept. 2010William R. AllenA Life Among the Econ, Particularly at UCLA17,318
15May 2007Daniel B. Klein and Pedro P. RomeroModel Building versus Theorizing: The Paucity of Theory in the Journal of Economic Theory17,213
16Aug. 2005Richard H. TimberlakeGold Standards and the Real Bills Doctrine in U.S. Monetary Policy16,989
17Sept. 2008Carlisle E. Moody and Thomas B. MarvellThe Debate on Shall-Issue Laws16,970
18Jan. 2008Douglas M. WalkerDo Casinos Really Cause Crime?16,833
19May 2014Rupert Read and Nassim Nicholas TalebReligion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management16,707
20Aug. 2005Lawrence H. WhiteThe Federal Reserve System’s Influence on Research in Monetary Economics16,461
21Apr. 2005Daniel B. KleinThe Ph.D. Circle in Academic Economics15,573
22Apr. 2004Edwin D. Maberly and Raylene M. PierceStock Market Efficiency Withstands Another Challenge: Solving the “Sell in May/Buy after Halloween” Puzzle15,461
23Apr. 2004Mark ThorntonProhibition vs. Legalization: Do Economists Reach a Conclusion on Drug Policy?14,137
24Dec. 2004Dan JohanssonEconomics Without Entrepreneurship or Institutions: A Vocabulary Analysis of Graduate Textbooks13,989
25Jan. 2006Adrian T. Moore and Ted BalakerDo Economists Reach a Conclusion on Taxi Deregulation?13,752
26Apr. 2005Fred E. FoldvaryGeo-Rent: A Plea to Public Economists13,285
27Apr. 2005Bryan CaplanFrom Friedman to Wittman: The Transformation of Chicago Political Economy13,009
28Aug. 2004Shirley SvornyLicensing Doctors: Do Economists Agree?12,823
29July 2005David R. HendersonThe Role of Economists in Ending the Draft12,167
30Aug. 2005Kurt SchulerIgnorance and Influence: U.S. Economists on Argentina’s Depression of 1998–200211,808

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads 2004–2016

Below are listed the issues of EJW from 2016 back to 2004, along with the number of times the complete PDF of each issue had been downloaded through December 31, 2016.

Complete-Issue PDF Downloads Through December 31, 2016
Issue Downloads
13(3): September 20161,273
13(2): May 20161,828
13(1): January 20161,210
12(3): September 20152,138
12(2): May 20152,941
12(1): January 20152,253
11(3): September 20142,174
11(2): May 20144,377
11(1): January 20142,568
10(3): September 20138,550
10(2): May 20134,299
10(1): January 20133,411
9(3): September 20125,066
9(2): May 20122,814
9(1): January 20123,525
8(3): September 20114,548
8(2): May 20113,224
8(1): January 20114,810
7(3): September 20106,086
7(2): May 20104,836
7(1): January 20106,136
6(3): September 20094,153
6(2): May 20094,933
6(1): January 20095,552
5(3): September 20085,161
5(2): May 20086,329
5(1): January 20086,894
4(3): September 20077,051
4(2): May 20078,983
4(1): January 20077,332
3(3): September 20067,995
3(2): May 20069,626
3(1): January 20068,345
2(2): August 20057,501
2(1); April 20059,153
1(3): December 200410,826
1(2): August 200410,097
1(1): April 200422,230