, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 275–288 | Cite as

Representation and Educational Background of European Economists in Top Journals of Economics

  • Matthias Sutter
  • Martin Kocher
  • Robert Mrsic


We assess the contribution of European authors to 10 topjournals of economics from 1980 to 1998. Despite efforts on the European Union and national levels topromote academic excellence, European authors still play a minor role in top journals. Examining the development overtime we find little evidence for an increasing share of European contributions. Particular attention has been paidto the educational background of European authors. There is still a segmentation of academic education alonglanguage barriers in continental Europe. However, a considerable proportion of European authors has received a PhD from the US.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Sutter
    • 1
  • Martin Kocher
    • 1
  • Robert Mrsic
    • 1
  1. 1.University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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