Critiques, Ethics, Prestige and Status: A Survey of Editors in Economics

Ann Mari May, Mary G. McGarvey, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Mark Killingsworth

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This study examines survey data on the views of editors of economics journals on common critiques of the discipline, ethics and editorial practices, and the role of prestige and status in publishing. We utilize an ordered probit model to investigate whether editors or journal characteristics are systematically related to editors’ views, controlling for gender and editorial position. Regression results show that editors from top-ranked journals are less likely to agree with common disciplinary critiques, more likely to support market solutions and less likely to agree with concerns about editorial practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-318
Number of pages24
JournalEastern Economic Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • Higher education
  • Research institutions
  • Sociology of economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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