The final dissertation consists of three chapters. They are focused on: A Literature Review on the topic of editorial and institutional gatekeeping, term that includes "actors who are in a position to control access to resources and rewards relevant in a particular social system" (Hoenig, 2015), and on the essential tools of network analysis showing how these are able to uncover hidden social networks among gatekeeping. A network analysis on the fairness of the composition of the panels appointed to evaluate research in economics and statistics during the Italian research assessment exercises. The panels of three evaluation exercises are considered for the years 2004-2010, 2011-2014, 2015-2019. Considering the third panel as a control group, we have been able to show that the composition of the first two panels is unfair. Using a unique database comprising all the 1,517 journals indexed in the database EconLit as of 2019, we apply quantitative tools to investigate the role of the members of Editorial boards and on the Editors-in-Chief of economics journals. In particular, they allow to individuate the most influential gatekeepers, from the level of the individual scholar to that of the country, to check for cohesive groups of editors, and to unveil hierarchies in the journal environments.

Re, C. (2022). Who Are the Gatekeepers of Economics? An Exploratory Network Analysis of Institutions, Scholarly Communities and Journals.

Who Are the Gatekeepers of Economics? An Exploratory Network Analysis of Institutions, Scholarly Communities and Journals

re cristina
2022

Abstract

The final dissertation consists of three chapters. They are focused on: A Literature Review on the topic of editorial and institutional gatekeeping, term that includes "actors who are in a position to control access to resources and rewards relevant in a particular social system" (Hoenig, 2015), and on the essential tools of network analysis showing how these are able to uncover hidden social networks among gatekeeping. A network analysis on the fairness of the composition of the panels appointed to evaluate research in economics and statistics during the Italian research assessment exercises. The panels of three evaluation exercises are considered for the years 2004-2010, 2011-2014, 2015-2019. Considering the third panel as a control group, we have been able to show that the composition of the first two panels is unfair. Using a unique database comprising all the 1,517 journals indexed in the database EconLit as of 2019, we apply quantitative tools to investigate the role of the members of Editorial boards and on the Editors-in-Chief of economics journals. In particular, they allow to individuate the most influential gatekeepers, from the level of the individual scholar to that of the country, to check for cohesive groups of editors, and to unveil hierarchies in the journal environments.
Re, C. (2022). Who Are the Gatekeepers of Economics? An Exploratory Network Analysis of Institutions, Scholarly Communities and Journals.
Re, Cristina
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