Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124923
Authors: 
Colussi, Tommaso
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9414
Abstract: 
This paper employs a unique dataset on articles, authors and editors of the top general interest journals in economics to investigate the role of social connections in the publication process. Ties between editors and authors are identified based on their academic histories. Results show that an editor's former PhD students and faculty colleagues experience an increase in their publication outcomes when this editor is in charge of a journal. The analysis of articles' citations suggests that connections ultimately improve the quality of published papers.
Subjects: 
academia
networks
human capital
JEL: 
A1
I23
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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