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Scientometrics

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 277–289 | Cite as

The author cocitation structure of macroeconomics

  • Katherine W. McCain
Article

Abstract

Cocitations of the work of 42 prominent macroeconomists (past and present) were examined, using multidimensional scaling and clustering techniques. Author clusters, corresponding primarily to current schools of thought in macroeconomics, are arranged along two dimensions of scholarly style; 1) a relative orientation toward quantitative or mathematical models and issues and 2) a continuum of active concern with older scholarship in the field. Social relationships demonstrated by these techniques include joint journal editorship, mentor-student links and institutional affiliation. New to this study is evidence of the cocitation of prominent authors as ‘concept symbols’.

Keywords

Mathematical Model Social Relationship Relative Orientation Multidimensional Scaling Cluster Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine W. McCain
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  1. 1.School of Library and Information ScienceDrexel UniversityPhiladelphia(USA)

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