Quantifying the Life Cycle of Scholarly Articles Across Fields of Economic Research

@article{Anauati2016QuantifyingTL,
  title={Quantifying the Life Cycle of Scholarly Articles Across Fields of Economic Research},
  author={Maria Victoria Anauati and Sebasti{\'a}n Galiani and Ramiro H. G{\'a}lvez},
  journal={Macroeconomics: National Income \& Product Accounts eJournal},
  year={2016}
}
Does the life cycle of economic papers differ across fields of economic research? By constructing and analyzing a large dataset that combines information on 9,672 articles published in the top five economic journals from 1970 to 2000 with detailed yearly citation data obtained from Google Scholar, we find that published articles do have a life cycle that differs across fields of economic research (which we divide into the categories of applied research, applied theory, econometrics methods and… 
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