Geographic diversity in economic publishing

Simon D. Angus, Kadir Atalay, Jonathan Newton, David Ubilava

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Abstract

Is the representation of editors at prestigious economics journals geographically diverse? Using data on the affiliations of academics working in an editorial capacity at such journals, we map the locations of editorial power within the economics profession. This allows us to rank institutions according to this measure of power. Further, by considering the average distance of a journal's editorial affiliations from a geographic mean, we rank journals by geographic diversity. We find that power is concentrated in five geographical hubs and that most editorial teams are less geographically diverse and more North American than the authors they publish.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Economics
  • Editorial power
  • Geography

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