The Crisis of Conformity in Economics

Academia—and economics in particular—has increasingly placed emphasis on measures of research “quality” that do more to narrow intellectual exploration than they do to produce good scholarship. With a mandate of reforming the economics profession, INET has produced a series of research on the issues of evaluation and citations, academic conformity, and exactly what makes “good” economics.


The Tyranny of the Top Five Journals

Oct 2, 2018

Getting published in a top five economics journal is a near-requirement for tenure. But it’s a poor measure of research quality within a system that punishes creativity.


The Top Journals Club in Economics

Nov 20, 2018

Prejudice and collusion, not simply research quality, drive journal citations