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Viral economics : an epidemiological model of knowledge diffusion in economics

by Johnson, Daniel K. N. , Gurley, Nicole

Abstract

We model the diffusion of economic knowledge using an epidemiological model of susceptible, exposed, infected, and recovered populations (SEIR). Treating bibliographic citations as evidence of contagion, we estimate the coefficients of a four-equation system simultaneously for each of 759 subfields of economics. Results show that some subfields grow endogenously much faster than others, and just over half have basic reproduction properties sufficient to ensure survival without the annual addition of new protégé scholars.

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Acquired from Department of Economics and Business. Saved as PDF/A1.5 using Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Administrative Notes

Acquired from Department of Economics and Business. Saved as PDF/A1.5 using Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Copyright
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Publisher
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PID
coccc:6597
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
16 pages : color illustrations