John Conley, Ali Önder, Mario Crucini, Robert Driskill, 24 October 2011

It is a well-documented fact that the time between submission and publication at most journals has been increasing over the last few decades. This column documents and discusses various implications of this publication slowdown on research productivity and the careers of economics PhD recipients.

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The 2009 next joint congress of the European Economic Association and the Econometric Society European meeting (EEA-ESEM) takes place in Barcelona in August and is hosted by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. The congress feature the work and findings of the leading scholars in economics, econometrics and related fields, and will provide an excellent opportunity to present economics research results.
For more information: www.barcelonagse.eu

Andrew Oswald, 24 January 2009

This column measures the quality of university economics research in Europe and the UK by concentrating on within-journal rankings of influential articles. The UK and Europe are doing relatively well, and top-level research output is not concentrated at half a dozen world-famous institutions. Science-funding policies by European governments should reflect this diversity.

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