The Impact of Economics Blogs

@article{McKenzie2011TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Economics Blogs},
  author={David McKenzie and Berk Ozler},
  journal={Economics of Networks eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
There is a proliferation of economics blogs, with increasing numbers of economists attracting large numbers of readers, yet little is known about the impact of this new medium. Using a variety of experimental and non-experimental techniques, this study quantifies some of their effects. First, links from blogs cause a striking increase in the number of abstract views and downloads of economics papers. Second, blogging raises the profile of the blogger (and his or her institution) and boosts… 

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