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Ibrahim Demir and Robert D. Tollison
 
''Graphs in Economics''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.3 )
 
 
This study explores how economists present their ideas and findings in journal articles with a particular focus on the use of graphs. The study analyzes producing economics articles within a production theory framework and develops an economics article production function, in which graphs and words are inputs. Analyzing the articles published in American Economic Review between 1911 and 2010, the study finds that number of words, time, editors, number of chart displays, number of equation lines, presence of female authors, and female-only authorship are the significant determinants of the use of graphs. The study also finds that graphs and words complement each other.
 
 
Keywords: Graphs, graphs in economics.
JEL: B4 - Economic Methodology: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jan 05 2015 Manuscript Accepted : Aug 26 2015

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