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Orthodox Core-Heterodox Periphery? Contrasting Citation Networks of Economics Departments in Vienna

Glötzl, Florentin and Aigner, Ernest (2018) Orthodox Core-Heterodox Periphery? Contrasting Citation Networks of Economics Departments in Vienna. Review of Political Economy, 30 (2). pp. 210-240. ISSN 1465-3982

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Abstract

The notion of an "orthodox core-heterodox periphery" structure and the extent of interdisciplinary links have been widely discussed, and partially investigated bibliometrically, within economic discourse. We extend this research by applying tools from social network analysis to citation data of three economics departments located in Vienna, two mainstream and one non-mainstream, to assess their relative citation patterns. We show that both mainstream economics departments follow the asserted core-periphery pattern and have a mono-disciplinary research focus, while the citation network of the non-mainstream department has a polycentric structure and is both more heterodox and interdisciplinary. These findings suggest that discussions about the future of heterodox economics should pay more attention to the organizational level and seek allies from other disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Heterodox economics; interdisciplinarity; social network analysis; bibliometrics; Vienna
Classification Codes: JEL A14. A12, B50
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Ecological Economics
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 15:08
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 20:22
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/86284/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/6631

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